Japan’s Content Overseas Distribution Association to Work With MPAA to Protect Anime and Manga

CODA and MPAA to exchange information and collaborate on litigation

The cultural products of "Cool Japan" are viewed as a key economic engine for Japan, and anime and manga is viewed as a key element of "Cool Japan" intellectual property. So, to protect them, Japan’s Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have concluded a new agreement to work together. 


The efforts to protect IP include plans for the two organizations to exchange information on the piracy of movies and anime, as well as collaboration in litigation and administrative procedures related to the infringement of rights.


During a Washington press conference on Thurday, CODA's senior managing director Takero Goto pointed to the value of anime and manga to the Cool Japan initiative  and stressed their vulnerability to online violations of copyright.


via JapanTimes


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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