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September 13, 2007

Missed It: Manga Legal Outcomes

* a district court in Tokyo awarded almost $178,000 (USD) to 11 manga artists, including Go Nagai and Takehiko Inoue, in their lawsuit against two individuals and two companies in a copyright infringement case concerning the scanning and uploading of various manga titles. The amount awarded was close to the $180,000 (USD) sought. This smart news summary goes into the details, links to the original story, and provides the formula the court used for damages.

* Masaya Miyashita, arrested for publishing obscene self-published comics material, was slapped with an approximately $3000 (USD) fine, abruptly ending what I guess at least one observer saw as a potential stand-and-fight case.
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