Kodansha Going Against The Pirates Worldwide
Kondasha has made it clear that its fight against manga pirates worldwide will continue; in no way will it turn a blind eye to unauthorized uploads and won’t be tolerating copyright infringements.
On the internet, people have been sharing the so what called “SPOILERS” or “SCREENSHOTS” of the manga and “Manga dialogues” without having the proper authority.
The pirates seem to have been most active during the time of the pandemic.
Kodansha claims that they will take proper legal actions against the people (Pirates) who upload manga images and text unauthorized, regardless of their country.
As stated by a Japanese publisher:
“The number of websites posting all the details of a manga’s content is increasing one after the other, and this is becoming a major problem,” said Shogakukan’s editorial department, adding that it will be resolute in defending the rights of creators.”
The publisher of Attack on Titans, Kodansha, also claims that they have already taken legal action against multiple accounts on the internet, which have uploaded manga images and text without proper legal permission.
Copyright In Japan
The copyright laws in Japan have changed since January 2021.
If unlawful actions are taken anywhere worldwide regarding copyright and caught red-handed, it could result in a few years in prison, also with an approx fine of 1 million yen.
The information has been made official as it has all been ruled out by the Tokyo District Court.
Kodansha’s One Of The Most Popular Series “Attack On Titan”
Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), the mysterious tale of fearless soldiers, pant-less monsters, betrayals, and warfare, has been announced to come to an end.
It is confirmed that the final chapter written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama of the series will be releasing on the 9th of April on Thursday in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. The series will end with a total of thirty-four volumes serializing from September 2009 till April 9th, 2021.
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Attack on Titan has dominated social media platforms almost everywhere in different countries for the last few years.
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