Internet Watch Report: Copyright Law and Cloud Computing

In most developed countries, people are permitted to share their music and movies on cloud services. However, this is not the case in Japan; rather, service providers are at risk of being sued for copyright infringement. Jo Ichikawa, a lawyer from Southern Toranomon Law Office, recently shared his thoughts pertaining to copyright issues in the

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Nikkei Report: Proposed Changes to Copyright System in Japan

The Japan Association of Rights of Authors, Composer and Publishers (JASRAC), which is a Japanese copyright collection agency, is insisting on the right of copyright holders to collect levies on electronic equipment that permits users to record and copy content. The levy is on the equipment not the user. However, after the digitalization of television

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Nikkei Interview: The Cloud and Copyright — Views from Two Experts

When considering the appropriate balance between the storage and use of content online through various cloud services and the protection of copyright, where should the line be drawn between what is and what is not covered under copying for personal use? Two copyright specialists were asked their views on this issue. Miki Yanagihara, Chair of

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