Three Major Japanese Publishers Sue Former Manga Piracy Web 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 at Kadokawa Corporation (9468.T), Shueisha Inc. Y Shogakukan Inc.The first is against Mangamuraknown as the biggest hacking website in Japan. For violating the copyright law and other charges, the former administrator was sentenced to three years in prison, to pay a fine of ¥10 million. (more than 74.41 thousand dollars) and give up another 62.57 million yen (more than 465,6 thousand dollars).
The lawsuit involves the illegal uploading of 17 popular manga titles, including one piece, Kingdom, YAWARA!, Dorohedoro, lord, Keroro Gunsou, Kenya is Mag, Tate no Yuusha or Nariagari, Trinity Seven, Hinamatsuri, destroyed, Mushoku-Tensei, Ougon or Rough, Kanojo wa Uso or Ai Shisugiteru, Karakuri Circus, kengan ashura Y Tasogare Ryuuseigun. The publishers claim that the website attracted a total of around 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 situation MangamuraAbout 1,000 such illegal websites still exist today, and the damage they caused amounted to nearly 1 trillion yen (over 7.44 billion US dollars) in 2021.
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