JASRAC

  1. JASRAC Wins Case Against Japanese Video-Sharing Site

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Japanese authors' and composers' society JASRAC has won a lawsuit against a Tokyo-based video-sharing site. In its ruling, the Tokyo District Court ordered Just Online, the operator of the video-sharing site TV Break, to halt distrib ...

  2. Japan Cracks Down On Internet Copyright Violation

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Japanese authorities are cracking down on the illegal distribution of music files over the Internet. The operators of a bulletin board system called One Touch have been warned to stop using copyright-protected material. Five teenagers, who were al ...

  3. JASRAC Reports Full Year Growth

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Japanese authors society JASRAC today (May 14) reported that copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31 rose 4.1% year-on-year to ¥115.7 billion ($1.1 billion), reversing the previous year's 2.2% decline. Performance right royalti ...

  4. Japan's FTC Raids JASRAC HQ

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Officials from the Japanese government's Fair Trade Commission have reportedly raided the Tokyo headquarters of local authors' society JASRAC. Reports suggest the Wednesday raid was based on suspicions that the society had violated the A ...

  5. Update: Japanese ISPs Block P2P Pirates

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers have downplayed media reports here which claimed that four major Japanese ISPs organizations have agreed to sever the connections of users who habitually abuse file-sharing programs such as the homegrown "Winny" ...

  6. Reports: Japanese ISPs Block P2P Pirates

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Unconfirmed media reports here say that four major Japanese Internet service provider organizations have agreed to sever the connections of users who habitually use file-sharing programs such as the homegrown "Winny" program. According t ...

  7. Google, Kadokawa Group To Launch YouTube Site

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Google and Tokyo-based media conglomerate Kadokawa Group Holdings announced a "new content partnership" today (Jan. 25) based on Google-developed video identification technology the two companies have been jointly testing. "As the t ...

  8. JASRAC Launch Copyright Web Site

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A consortium of 17 Japanese copyright-management organizations, including local authors society JASRAC, is setting up a Web site that will allow members of the public to search for copyright information concerning literary works, photos and musica ...

  9. JASRAC Collections Slip

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japanese authors society JASRAC today reported that copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31 fell 2.2% year-on-year to ¥111.1 billion ($923.2 million), marking the first time in five years collections have not risen year-on-year. Per ...

  10. JASRAC Warns Against Reworking Kawauchi Track

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a highly unusual move, Japanese authors society JASRAC has issued a warning on its Web site against anyone singing an "altered" version of 87-year-old songwriter Kouhan Kawauchi's 1971 song "O-fukuro-san (Mother)." The ...

  11. Nagasaki Ringtones Sentencing

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST A 45-year-old man in the Southwestern Japanese city of Nagasaki was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 22) by the Nagasaki District Court to two years in prison, suspended for three years. He was found guilty of violating the Copyright Law by illegally off ...

  12. JASRAC, YouTube Fracas Rumbles On

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC said today (Feb. 6) that YouTube has agreed to put up a Japanese-language notice on its Web site warning users that it is illegal to post or upload audio-visual works whose copyrights are neither owned by YouTube no ...

  13. JASRAC, iTunes Reach Interim Payment Deal

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC has reached an interim royalties-payment agreement with iTunes Japan. "It's a first step" until a permanent system is established, says JASRAC transmission rights department manager Satoshi Watanabe. ...

  14. JASRAC, YouTube Execs To Meet

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Japanese authors society JASRAC says key YouTube executives will visit Japan to discuss the ongoing problem of Japanese copyrighted content being uploaded to the popular video-sharing website without rights-holders' permission. According to J ...

  15. YouTube Replies To JASRAC Demands

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST YouTube has pledged to launch a Japanese-language notice on its Web site warning users not to post or upload copyrighted works without permission, according to local authors' society JASRAC. On Dec. 4 , JASRAC sent a letter to YouTube on beha ...

  16. Winny's Kaneko Fined For Copyright Violation

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Kyoto District Court on Dec. 13 found Isamu Kaneko, developer of the popular "Winny" file-sharing program, guilty of assisting copyright violation and fined him ¥1.5 million ($12,814). The case was the first in Japan in which a softw ...

  17. YouTube Taken To Task In Japan

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Japanese rights holders are demanding that YouTube take steps to prevent their copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video-sharing Web site without their permission. In a letter sent to YouTube on Dec. 4 and released on Dec. 5, a ...

  18. YouTube Deletes 30,000 Files

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its Web site following complaints of copyright infringement by 23 Japanese broadcasters and other rights holders, local authors society JASRAC said Oct. 20. YouTube has removed some 30,000 files from its ...

  19. Groups Call For Longer Copyright Protection

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sixteen copyright-related organizations on Friday (Sept. 22) presented a joint petition to the Japanese government's Cultural Affairs Agency asking that posthumous copyright protection in Japan be ext Sixteen copyright-related organizations o ...

  20. JASRAC, iTunes Royalties Dispute Nearing An End

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A dispute between Japan authors society JASRAC and Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store over royalty payments looks to be nearing a conclusion. A dispute between Japan authors society JASRAC and Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store over ro ...

  21. U.K. Industry Readies Trade Mission To Japan

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to boost U.K. sales. The U.K. music industry is embarking on a trade mission in Tokyo from July 31 to Aug. 4 to give the British music business an insight into Japan's digital and mobile music developments. Spearheaded by British industr ...

  22. RIAJ Backs Copyright Law Extension

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Industry groups push for 70 years duration. The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has joined a group of entertainment and arts organizations that plan to file a joint letter this September urging the Japanese government to extend the ...

  23. Japanese Police Arrest Suspected Pirate

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, last month arrested a 36-year-old man for selling on Internet auction sites what is believed to be pirated CDs and DVDs of popular Japanese artists. Police in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, last m ...

  24. Japanese Police Arrest Suspected Pirate

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs and DVDs were auctioned on the Internet. Police in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, last month arrested a 36-year-old man for selling on Internet auction sites what is believed to be pirated CDs and DVDs of popular Japanese artists. The arr ...

  25. JASRAC Posts 3.2% Rise In Collections

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese authors' society JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) today reports copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31, 2004, rose 3.2% to ¥109.5 Japanese authors' society JASRAC ...