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Japanese Government to Start Anti-Anime/Manga Piracy Operation Next Month [Update 7/30]

by tsubasalover
Jul 29, 2014 8:50 AM | 1467 Comments
In cooperation with 15 major anime production companies and manga publishers, the Japanese government will next month start a huge extermination operation against foreign sites which have illegally uploaded anime and manga contents on the web without the copyright holders' permission, NHK reported on July 28th. While the government has started supporting the genre as one of their important cultural exports, there appears to be no end of illegal uploading of anime and manga via pirate sites, mainly operated by Chinese. The Cultural Affairs Agency estimates the loss caused by the Chinese pirate sites last year was amounted to at least 560 billion yen (about US$ 5.5 billion).

On August 1st, the government will start simultaneously sending requests to delete illegal anime and manga contents to the operators of the 580 foreign pirate sites which they have found. In addition, the operation will launch a new site to guide the fans to a legitimate site offering some 250 titles including the latest ones at a cost of several hundred yen.

Official Manga-Anime Guardians site: http://manga-anime-here.com/

Source: NHK News

News submitted by BydeFinition


Update July 30
METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) has published a press release stating 500 manga works and 80 anime works are being targeted, not websites. The press release includes a PowerPoint that contains an actual list of websites they are targeting. Included are scanlation sites (slides 11-12), fansub upload websites (slides 13-15), direct download websites (slide 16), torrent sites (slides 17-18), and redistribution websites (slides 19-20).

Source: METI press release

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rederoin said:
Drunk_Samurai said:


Yet they are.

They are working on the site, but they are not under attack. And unless proven otherwise, I doubt i'll change my mind on this.



It was probably both. When they go back up it should be fine now. I want them to find who these morons are doing the attacks.

Sep 12, 2014 8:08 PM by Drunk_Samurai

rederoin said:
Drunk_Samurai said:


Yet they are.

They working on the site


looks like it considering i just saw CloudFlare (when i browse Nyaa) that is a protection from DDoS attacks

Sep 12, 2014 4:01 PM by j0x

Drunk_Samurai said:
rederoin said:
Nyaa is not under attack.


Yet they are.

They are working on the site, but they are not under attack. And unless proven otherwise, I doubt i'll change my mind on this.

Sep 12, 2014 3:53 PM by rederoin

rederoin said:
Nyaa is not under attack.


Yet they are.

Sep 12, 2014 1:07 PM by Drunk_Samurai

Nyaa is not under attack.

Sep 12, 2014 4:54 AM by rederoin

who is ddosing the nyaa.se
remove the media?
or someone?

Sep 12, 2014 2:36 AM by GodX

It may not be much but I can count around 30 Manga volumes and 10 Anime DVD's (give or take one or two in both cases) in recent times that I've bought because of being introduced to the material online.

The same goes with books because of libraries, I even have books in my shelves that I have not yet taken the plastic off, just bought them because I read them once and I wanted to own the book.

Regardless of any arguments about legality the one thing they can be certain of is that stopping piracy will put a dent in their sales.

Sep 12, 2014 12:36 AM by Ellert0

Oddyeus said:
Drunk_Samurai said:
The Japanese government is obviously not behind the DDOS attacks since that is illegal and would backfire when they are found out. It is probably just some moralfag trolls thinking they are doing the right thing by fucking with people in countries who cannot get legal anime/manga.

Do you seriously think governments follow their own laws? If you view a live attack map (http://map.ipviking.com) for a while you'll notice attacks sent from "Mil/Gov". Nobody freaked out when it was leaked that practically everybody in the USA is being spied on by the NSA, so why would anybody freak out over DDoS'ing?


Milwaukee has a government?

Sep 10, 2014 10:10 AM by Drunk_Samurai

Drunk_Samurai said:
The Japanese government is obviously not behind the DDOS attacks since that is illegal and would backfire when they are found out. It is probably just some moralfag trolls thinking they are doing the right thing by fucking with people in countries who cannot get legal anime/manga.

Do you seriously think governments follow their own laws? If you view a live attack map (http://map.ipviking.com) for a while you'll notice attacks sent from "Mil/Gov". Nobody freaked out when it was leaked that practically everybody in the USA is being spied on by the NSA, so why would anybody freak out over DDoS'ing?

Sep 10, 2014 6:09 AM by Deliriant

Drunk_Samurai said:
j0x said:
interesting info on torrentfreak about this - http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-outfit-denies-ddosing-anime-sites-140904/


Crunchyroll or Funimation wouldn't be behind the attacks either since DDOS attacks are illegal. They wouldn't want to risk it.

>people believing HS twitter
>people actually thinking CR would bother with Nyaa
>people not getting the implied [pun intended]

It's almost like HS is news to us or something.
btw, Nyaa is back, everything is daijobu.

Sep 4, 2014 7:20 PM by xbobx

Qans said:
I don't think I've paid for any music, anime, or tv show since 2003. Gl Japan

You're bad.

Sep 4, 2014 7:00 PM by Malandrix

j0x said:
interesting info on torrentfreak about this - http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-outfit-denies-ddosing-anime-sites-140904/


Crunchyroll or Funimation wouldn't be behind the attacks either since DDOS attacks are illegal. They wouldn't want to risk it.

Sep 4, 2014 6:47 PM by Drunk_Samurai

Sep 4, 2014 3:37 PM by j0x

I don't think I've paid for any music, anime, or tv show since 2003. Gl Japan

Sep 3, 2014 6:06 PM by Qans

The Japanese government is obviously not behind the DDOS attacks since that is illegal and would backfire when they are found out. It is probably just some moralfag trolls thinking they are doing the right thing by fucking with people in countries who cannot get legal anime/manga.

Sep 3, 2014 6:03 PM by Drunk_Samurai

what?! seriously?! ha!! this wont work though. but like seriously, anime and manga became popular because of the internet. so why take it off now.

Sep 3, 2014 3:23 PM by amandie_sakura

Fcuk them, they'll never win. Human scum. The only people I hate more are islamists.

Sep 3, 2014 2:31 PM by linchpin

@2nd post in this mega-quote:
TPB = subjected to random user uploads and requiring the need for some kind of feed in order to spot it.
Nyaa = majority of fansubs dump domain for animu, OST, pr0n, scans, raws, etc.
Nyaa > TPB.
Yes, you can get your animu at the source (fansub pg) but mostly they link back to Nyaa, so unless you have the magnet, it's useless.

rederoin said:

Also not true, obtaining anime has not gotten any slower, and you do not have less choice either

IRC bots can get slow as fuck when flooded with requests, and it sucks to scavenger the series without a proper client. (not to mention the !find spam)

Sep 3, 2014 1:48 PM by xbobx


I see a different reality then in which TBP has less anime choice than Nyaa and where convenience is not a synonym of speed.

Sep 3, 2014 12:02 PM by Okiura

Okiura said:
rederoin said:

Other torrent sites are still up, so thats incorrect.

The other torrent sites offer less choice and therefore less convenient. I think he's right.

Also not true, obtaining anime has not gotten any slower, and you do not have less choice either. Only the music torrents are lacking, but thats not anime.

Sep 3, 2014 11:48 AM by rederoin