Three Major Japanese Publishers Sued Former Manga Piracy Website Operator mangamuranow closed, for about 1.93 billion yen in damages. This amount is equivalent to more than 14.36 million US dollars.
The claim for damages, filed in the Tokyo District Court by Kadokawa Corporation (9468.T), Shueisha Inc. Y Shogakukan Inc.is the first against mangamurawhich was known as the biggest hacking website in Japan. For violating copyright law and other charges, the former administrator has been sentenced to three years in prison, pay a fine of 10 million yen (more than 74.41 thousand dollars) and give up another 62.57 million yen (more than 465.6 thousand dollars). The lawsuit concerns the illegal uploading of 17 popular manga titles, including one piece, Kingdom, YAWARA!, Dorohedoro, overlord, Keroro Gunsou, Kenja no Mage, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, Trinity Seven, Hinamatsuri, erased, Mushoku-Tensei, Ougon no Rough, Kanojo wa Uso or Ai Shisugiteru, Karakuri Circus, kengan ashura Y Tasogare Ryuuseigun. Publishers claim that the website attracted a total of about 500 million visits between June 2017 and April 2018. According to the anti-piracy organization ABJ (Authorized Books of Japan)created as a result of the case mangamuraAbout 1,000 such illegal websites still exist today, and the damage caused by them amounted to nearly 1 trillion yen (over 7.44 billion US dollars) in 2021. Source: JIJI PRESS
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