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The case is set to open this weekend in a Tokyo court, a spokesman for Kodanshaw, one of the affected companies, told AFP.
The Japanese publisher and three others – Shuisha, Shogakugan and Godokawa – are accused of infringing on the intellectual property of the American company Cloudflare, which is the site for numerous sites offering their pirated manga.
Close evidence to the case suggests that one of them distributes 4,000 pirated mangas and records about 300 million monthly visits.
The four plaintiffs will seek a total of 400 million yen (approximately 3.1 million euros) in damages from CloudFlare, the same source added.
According to ABJ intellectual estimates, this amount could be considered a code sum, as the theft of at least 780 billion yen (6 billion euros) worth of Internet manga has become a mass event for these publishers in the period from January to October 2021 alone. Property protection system.
AFP tried to communicate with Cloudflare, but has not yet heard. In 2019, the company reached a compromise solution with similar publishers, but exceeded their commitment to no longer host “pirate” sites.
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