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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-31/negima-akamatsu-warns-against-changing-japan-copyright-law

>>Ken Akamatsu, the creator of the Negima and Love Hina manga, warned on Monday that proposed changes to Japan's Copyright Law would "destroy" derivative dōjinshi (self-published) works, and he added that the power of the entire manga industry would diminish as a result. Kensaku Fukui, a lawyer and a Nihon University professor, wrote an Internet Watch essay about the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) talks that prompted Akamatsu's remarks.

>>tfw the end of manga is at hand.
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>>100076195

You do know scanlating manga is already illegal?
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>>100076195
>2011-10-31
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>>>/pol/
Get back to your padded room
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>Talking about anime&manga law is /pol/
Lurk more.
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>>100076909
>>>/pol/
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>>100076424
He's not refering to scanlations, he's talking about derivative works.
You know, like doujinshi based on existing properties?
Right now if someone does a Gundam Build Fighters doujin and sells it at a Comiket that is a legal grey area and is generally tolerated.
It's also how a lot of manga artists get started.
So it this new Trans-pacific treaty goes through there will be an even bigger hammer brought down on derivative works.
(By the way, derivative works are precisely why Disney lobbied so hard years ago to extend copyright terms to ridiculous lengths. Heaven forbid someone do something new and creative with Mickey Mouse and Disney not get paid for it.)
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>>100077273
>doujinshi
Meh, don't care.
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>>100076195
kinda late there bud
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>>100077273
>doujinshi

No fucks given

>live in the EU

Double no fucks given
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>Anon, have you ever heard of my favourite evengelion characters? Asska and Ray? Many people think they look similar to the characters Asuka and Rei from Evangelion, but I assure you that this is simply coincidental and that these characters in no way infringe any copyright laws.

Anybody with half a brain can get around copyright, dipshit.
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>>100077643
you may be able to get around copyright, but having to hire lawyers to defend it when the Master comes and demands money for using his characters is a moneydraining headache people don't want.
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>bullshit law passes
>American copyright trolls are unleashed on Japan

Jesus Christ, the carnage.
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>>100078433

Except you would be committing PR suicide then
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>>100076856
>Talking about how a manga author feels about a law is now /pol/
You must be tumblrhere.
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Been hearing about this anime/manga doomsday bullshit for the last 8 years of browsing /a/.

It's fucking nothing.
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>>100076195
Akamatsu is a retard.
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>>100077381
>>100077558
>and he added that the power of the entire manga industry would diminish as a result
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>>100079306

How exactly?
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>>100079363
A strong doujinshi culture encourages fans to become artists. A weaker doujinshi culture would produce less artists. You do the math.
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>>100079595

So draw doujinshi with original characters
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>>100079728
You're missing the point. If there is a general loss of incentive, less people will do it. And coming up with characters and settings is a lot more work than only coming up with a story.
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Sup 2011, what'cha doing?
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>>100080564

Those are your assumptions and nothing more
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>>100076195
oh no! don't destroy myself sinful sinful pron.

if anything it'll lead to some originality
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>>100080738
It was nice arguing with you.
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>>100077558
The EU has a sister treaty with all the same shit as the TPP being pushed for that side of the globe.

Essentially they tried this shit before with previous treatys and got blocked by the EU, so now they are using a divide-and-conquer strategy. By passing the TPP in the corporate-controlled western nations it will put pressure on the EU to follow suit.
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>>100080738
No, that's human nature. It's supported by logic. And are you really implying that having to try and be original isn't more work than just importing characters and settings?
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>>100080738
Yeah because I want to read a story about some random artist's OC characters.

Doujins are integral to getting one's name out and making connections, it's a necessary part of an artists growth, otherwise no one gives a shit.
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>>100076856
>>100077246
You guys are laughable. You're one more lose screw away from redirecting industry member deaths to >>>/pol/.
>>100076821
>>100077557
>>100080705
Doin it right.
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>>100080738
You're fucking retarded. It's easily like 7/10 mangaka get started and known from doujinshi. It would absolutely destroy the industry.
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Right. Because its from 2011 it means that its over and done?
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>>100076195
>mfw shills in this thread giving plastic remarks

slide it faggots
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>>100078577
Nothing that a good 100k dollars in PR couldn't cure. People seriously need to stop using this argument. There is no such thing as "PR suicide".
>Company do shit
>Spend a few hundreds of thousands of dollars wiping a little their image
>Lay low for a couple of months
>New big story appears
>Company do same shit again but doesn't get annoyed another time because people perceive it as old news
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Why does America always have to ruin everything?
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Fuck copyright whores

We will never die
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Mods are retards. May them be fucked by a thousand black anacondas.



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