Trade treaty Provisions set to decimate japanese culture
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/g/ here. Thought you guys might want to know about this-
>Ken Akamatsu, creator of Love Hina and Mahou Sensei Negima!, expressed concern the agreement could decimate the derivative d?jinshi (self-published) works prevalent in Japan. Akamatsu argues that the TPP "would destroy derivative d?jinshi. And as a result, the power of the entire manga industry would also diminish." Kensaku Fukui, a lawyer and a Nihon University professor, expressed concerns that the TPP could allow companies to restrict or stop imports and exports of intellectual property, such as licensed merchandise. For example, IP holders could restrict or stop importers from shipping merchandise such as DVDs and other related goods related to an anime or manga property into one country to protect local distribution of licensed merchandise already in the country via local licensors.
>At a NicoNico live seminar called How Would TPP Change the Net and Copyrights? An In-Depth Examination: From Extending Copyright Terms to Changing the Law to Allow Unilateral Enforcement and Statutory Damages, artist Kazuhiko Hachiya warned that cosplay could also fall under the TPP, and such an agreement could give law enforcement officials broad interpretive authority in dictating how people could dress up. Critics also have derided the agreement could also harm Japanese culture, where some segments have developed through parody works.
https://en wikipedia org/wiki/Trans-Pacific_Partnership
Under this agreement, 90% of the images on this board would be considered copyright infringement. If you happen to be in any of the countries listed on the TPP, please contact your representatives. I like having you guys around, and don't wanna see you get v& over some bullshit agreement.