Ken Akamatsu Warns About Changing Japanese Copyright Laws

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  1. Inikalord

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    Love Hina, A.I. Love You and Mahou Sensei Negima author Ken Akamatsu warned on Monday that the proposed changes to Japanese copyright laws would severely damage the Japanese manga industry.

    Negima's Akamatsu Warns Against Changing Japan's Copyright Law - News - Anime News Network

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    Aside from writing and drawing the aforementioned manga series, Ken Akamatsu runs the website J-Comi, which posts out-of-print manga with permission from the authors. He has recently begun adding derivative doujinshi with permission from both the original manga authors and the doujinshi artists.
     
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    Eh. I'm not fussed. Most doujins are porn, anyway.
     
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    Still though, the last one is scary since it may become impossible to import items, which include other things and not just Doujin.
     
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    I don't understand the last part. People seriously believe they have the right to control product they already sold, no longer own, and which was legally made? Piracy was already a gray area, despite how polarized people are on it. How does this have any room to exist?
     
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    I have no idea and frankly its quite stupid if you ask me.
     
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    I'd say "JAPAN IS WEIRD," but we have licensing with software, which can be just as ludicrous.
     

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