>>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.
You do know scanlating manga is already illegal?
Get back to your padded room
>Talking about anime&manga law is /pol/
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.)
Meh, don't care.
kinda late there bud
No fucks given
>live in the EU
Double no fucks given
>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.
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.
>bullshit law passes
>American copyright trolls are unleashed on Japan
Jesus Christ, the carnage.
Except you would be committing PR suicide then
>Talking about how a manga author feels about a law is now /pol/
You must be tumblrhere.
Been hearing about this anime/manga doomsday bullshit for the last 8 years of browsing /a/.
It's fucking nothing.
Akamatsu is a retard.
>and he added that the power of the entire manga industry would diminish as a result
A strong doujinshi culture encourages fans to become artists. A weaker doujinshi culture would produce less artists. You do the math.
So draw doujinshi with original characters
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.
Sup 2011, what'cha doing?
Those are your assumptions and nothing more
oh no! don't destroy myself sinful sinful pron.
if anything it'll lead to some originality
It was nice arguing with you.
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.
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?
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.
You guys are laughable. You're one more lose screw away from redirecting industry member deaths to >>>/pol/.
Doin it right.
You're fucking retarded. It's easily like 7/10 mangaka get started and known from doujinshi. It would absolutely destroy the industry.
Right. Because its from 2011 it means that its over and done?
>mfw shills in this thread giving plastic remarks
slide it faggots
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
Why does America always have to ruin everything?
Fuck copyright whores
We will never die
Mods are retards. May them be fucked by a thousand black anacondas.