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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:30 am    Post subject: Is this the end for fansubs? Reply with quote Back to top

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The bill to revise the copyright law was approved unanimously at a plenary meeting of the House of Councillors, the upper chamber of the Diet. It cleared the House of Representatives, the lower chamber, in May.

Under the revised law, which will come into force in January 2021, criminal penalties will be imposed on violators deemed malicious.

The list of content subject to the download ban, currently covering only music and video, will be extended to copyrighted works in general, including manga, books, research papers and computer programs.


https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2020060500162/

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Penalties for repeat offenders of illegal downloads will be up to two years in jail or a maximum fine of 2 million yen (about US$18,274), or both. Penalties for those operating leech sites include up to five years in jail or a maximum fine of 5 million yen (about US$45,686), or both.

Also banned will be the pasting of hyperlinks to illegal websites on anonymous message boards, or creating "leech apps."


https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2020-06-08/japan-stricter-copyright-law-on-downloaded-manga-magazines-goes-into-effect-in-2021/.160367

Is this also the end for fansubs? What do you think? Without RAWs, the fansub scene is bound to die? Or are we j-drama fans in the West numerically so irrelevant that nobody will really care and therefore nothing will actually change? And then again, what's going to happen to dorama streaming sites?
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