Monday, July 28, 2014

Japanese government plans to shut down online anime/manga piracy [Updated]

NHK reports that the Japanese government will work with anime and manga companies to begin a major operation to shut down websites allowing downloads of pirated content.

Piracy of said content is mainly centered in China, and Japanese companies are said to have lost at least 560 billion yen in the last year because of this. To counter this problem, the government and 15 other anime/manga companies will be working together to shut down these pirate sites.

The operation will begin on August 1st, and will also involve attracting users to legitimate websites, where they could pay a small fee to watch the content legally.

So they're going to go after sites like Comic-Han? Do they know how this is going to be?

"Legal" site put up by the Government
Crappy video they made

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