13/08/2022

Japan’s Top Manga Publishers Are Suing a Massive Piracy Site

Piracy is the bane of any creator’s existence, and manga artists have gone by means of loads of grief from the business. After all, manga piracy is large, and it’s only rising because the medium itself features extra followers. Of course, actions have been taken by publishers to cease pirates through the years, and people authorized initiatives have grown just lately. And now, it appears a number of of Japan’s high publishers are teaming as much as go well with a huge piracy website for greater than $14 million USD.

The information comes from Japan as reviews confirmed a joint lawsuit towards the positioning Mangamura has been filed. Shueisha, Kadokawa, and Shogakukan have come collectively to pursue the piracy service. According to the Tokyo District Court, the lawsuit filed is for $14.2 million in damages from 17 whole collection.

According to the lawsuit, the manga talked about in its damages are One Piece, Kingdom, Yawara, Dorohedoro, Overlord, Sgt. Frog, Wise Man’s Grandchild, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Trinity Seven, Hinamatsuri, Erased, Mushoku Tensei, Golden Rough, Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru, Karakuri Circus, Kengan Ashura, and Tasogare Ryuseigun.

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If this website sounds acquainted to you, then that’s hardly a shock. Mangamura is likely one of the largest websites internet hosting illicit manga on the Internet. It has additionally come into authorized bother earlier than as Romi Hoshino, the positioning’s alleged administrator, was discovered responsible of copyright infringement in 2021. Other lawsuits have been filed towards the positioning by creators resembling Ken Akamatsu. And now, it appears a number of of Japan’s greatest publishers at the moment are going after the web site itself for thousands and thousands of {dollars} in damages.

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