News Chinese Government to Directly License Japanese Anime
posted on 2012-02-17 08:45 EST
The 47News website reported on Friday that the Chinese government has decided to directly license the rights to broadcast Japanese anime programs and films, and then it will stream them on a special website that it will launch. The reason for the initiative is to deal with the rise of unauthorized copies and pirated releases.
47News notes that China has received international criticism for being behind on intellectual property protection. A Japanese publisher, Futabasha, sued three Chinese companies this week for allegedly using the name and likeness of the title kindergartener in Yoshito Usui's Crayon Shin-chan manga.
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