Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers

  1. JASRAC Elects New Chairman

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Shunichi Tokura has been elected chairman of the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC). Tokura started in the role on Aug. 12 with his term of office concluding March 2012. JASRAC's former chairman Toru Fun ...

  2. JASRAC Collections Fall 3.1%

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) has reported that its music copyright collections declined again. JASRAC's total collections for the last fiscal year, which ended on March 31, were down 3.1% compared ...

  3. Japanese Lyricist Miyuki Ishimoto Dies

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning lyricist Miyuki Ishimoto, who penned around 4,000 songs, has died in Yokohama at age 85. Ishimoto had a career that spanned six decades and wrote lyrics that touched the hearts of generations of Japanese. Ishimoto's first recogn ...

  4. JASRAC Sues Video-posting Web Site

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) filed a lawsuit on Aug. 6 against Pandora TV, operator of the video-posting Web site "TV Break" seeking damages of 128 million yen ($1.2 million) for copyright ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Japan Ponders "iPod Tax"

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Japan may introduce a private copying levy on sales of portable digital music players and digital hard-disc recorders, according to media reports. The government's Cultural Affairs Agency will this week propose introduction of such a levy, wh ...

  7. JASRAC, KOMCA Sign Copyright Deal

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) has signed a mutual music copyright management deal with its South Korean counterpart, the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA). Under the pact, which takes effect ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. JASRAC Reports Collections Rise

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers today (May 17) reported copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31 rose 2.6% year-on-year to ¥113.6 billion ($1.03 bil The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Com ...

  11. JASRAC Reports Fiscal Year Gains

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers on May 18 reported that collections for the fiscal year ending March 31 rose 1.2% to ¥.110.8 billion ($1 billion). TOKYO -- The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, C ...

  12. JASRAC Reports Full-Year Gains

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers today (May 18) reported copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31 rose 1.2% year-on-year to ¥110.8 billion ($1 bi The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors ...

  13. MMO Japan Fined For Copyright Violation

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MMO Japan, which until April 2003 operated a file-sharing service, will have to pay 37 million yen ($345,000) as compensation for copyright violation. TOKYO -- MMO Japan, which until April 2003 operated a file-sharing service, will have to pay 37 ...

  14. MMO Japan Fined For Copyright Violation

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT File-sharing operator failed to appeal court ruling. MMO Japan, which until April 2003 operated a file-sharing service, will have to pay 37 million yen ($345,000) as compensation for copyright violation. The ruling comes after MMO declined to appe ...

  15. JASRAC Warns Of Telephone Tricksters

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers is asking the media to warn the public of a bogus money collector who claims to represent the society or Tokyo-based label Avex. The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Compo ...

  16. 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 ...