A Tokyo court declares that the 'Spoiler sites' infringen copyright

A Tokyo court declares that the 'Spoiler sites' infringen copyright

A Tokyo District Court on Friday last Friday that the "Spoiler Sites", that is, websites that publish images and sections of stories of filtered and unpublished manga chapters, infringe the copyright of the author and the publishing company. The court has ordered that the information of the domain and the server of a certain website is delivered to the publisher that submitted the demand before the court, Shogakukan.

A Tokyo court declares that the 'Spoiler sites' infringen copyright

Shogakukan presented the lawsuit before the Tokyo District Court when the author of Kengan Omega, Yabako Sandrovich, said a certain website that published information and images of chapters that had not yet been published in the SHAGAKUKAN MANGA MANGA MANGA SERVICE. That is, before its launch. Manga One staff has affirmed that "spoiler sites" have become a major problem with unpublished chapters, especially during the pandemic, and has alleged that these sites have obtained a substantial amount of advertising revenue from these leaks.

Shogakukan and other publishers have been chasing the unauthorized rises of manga chapters that have discovered, and the editor of Shingaki No Kyojin (Attack on Titan) in Kodansha publicly said that "they have begun to take legal action against several accounts and individuals." Finally, the Tokyo District Court ordered that the owner's website information from a given "spoiler site" is delivered to Shogakukan and the creators of Kengan Omega to claim damages.

Source: NHK World Japan

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