- November.04.2020 The arguments were made during the MPA Seminar – Constitutionality of Site Blocking in Japan, hosted by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and UniJapan.
- July.28.2020 FUTURE OF CHINA’S FILM INDUSTRY BIGGER, BETTER, BRIGHTER – FORUM
- July.22.2020 MPA, TIFFCOM, and DHU are jointly sponsoring the “Master Class / Seminar & Pitching Contest 2020” for young filmmakers.
- July.17.2020 The new “No More Movie Thieves” commercial has begun showing in theaters across the country.
- June.29.2020 Light at the end of the tunnel – Southeast Asia’s Best Practice Production Webinar is happening on Friday, July 3!
- June.19.2020 The Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), started a new campaign to protect Japanese Anime & Manga content.
JAPANESE FILM INDUSTRY GENERATED USD 125.8 BILLION IN 2018
But experts say piracy will threaten jobs and stifle innovation if not countered by site blocking
- September.19.2019 Section 230 is Dangerous–Keep it Out of Trade Negotiations Hugh Stephens Blog / Insights on International Copyright Issues
- September.18.2019 Motion Picture Association Unifies Global Brand
- November.02.2018 On October 26, UNIJAPAN and Motion Picture Association (MPA), with support from the Embassy of the United States of America and the Federation of Japanese Films Industry (FJFI), co-hosted the annual MPA Seminar, the Tokyo International Film Festival’s forum for film industry business and policy debate.
- October.25.2018 On October 25, TIFFCOM, the Digital Hollywood University (DHU) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) co-hosted one-day film workshop.
- September.07.2018 Man who repeatedly streamed movies illegally on Niconico Video, etc. arrested (Kumamoto Prefectural Police Headquarters, Cybercrime Unit)
- August.04.2018 MPA/JIMCA, Tokai University & Intellectual Property Association of Japan co-organized and held a symposium pertaining to content and laws
- April.19.2018 MPA/JIMCA & U.S. EMBASSY CELEBRATE WORLD IP DAY WITH SPECIAL SCREENING OF “READY PLAYER ONE”
- April.17.2018 MPA/JIMCA supports the decision of the Ministerial Meeting Concerning Measures Against Crime, Intellectual Property Strategic Headquarter for “The Emergency Measures Against Online Piracy Sites”
- February.21.2018 42nd Open Seminar Spurs Discussion on Introducing Site Blocking as Possible Measure against Copyright Infringement in Japan
- December.27.2017 SAVE THE DATE: FEB 1, 2018, TOKYO – SITE BLOCKING SEMINAR
- December.27.2017 GOVERNMENT WEBSITE PROMOTES THE PROTECTION OF LEGITIMATE CONTENT
- November.21.2017 Site Blocking in Japan—A Call for Action
- November.14.2017 Online Piracy in Japan: How Big is the Problem—and what’s an Effective Solution?
Collaboration the key to both growing and protecting the film industry in Japan
Author: MPAA Chairman Senator Chris Dodd
- July.04.2017 JIMCA Awards Special Prize at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Award Ceremony
- June.23.2017 A Lecture Pertaining to “The Development of the Film Industry and the Importance of Intellectual Properties” Conducted at the School of Information and Communication, Meiji University
- June.16.2017 Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association (JIMCA) participated in the counterfeit goods eradication campaign “Honto? Honto! Fair in Chiba ~ Let’s Protect Information Security and Intellectual Properties ~”
- April.26.2017 FILM INDUSTRY JOIN MPA/JIMCA & U.S. EMBASSY TO CELEBRATE WORLD IP DAY WITH SPECIAL SCREENING OF “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”
- April.05.2017 JIMCA SUBMITS WRITTEN OPINION IN RESPONSE TO PUBLIC OPINION CALLING FOR “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGIC PROGRAM 2017”
- March.13.2017 EXPERTS QUESTION WHETHER DNS SITE BLOCKING FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT VIOLATES PUBLIC PRIVACY
- February.27.2017 Fair Use Isn’t “Dare Use”
- November.29.2016 Motion Picture Association (MPA)/ Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association (JIMCA) and Digital Hollywood University (DHU) launched the 4th MPA-DHU Film Workshop inviting John Polson, Executive Producer and Director of CBS television series Elementary as special guest
- October.29.2016 MPA SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS PRESSING NEED TO PROTECT CREATIVE CONTENT AS RESEARCH REVEALS 31% OF JAPANESE INVOLVED IN PIRACY
- October.04.2016 Mr. Michael C. Ellis, President and Managing Director, Asia‐Pacific, Motion Picture Association (MPA), visited Japan and presented Certificates of Appreciation to the Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters Cyber Crime Division and Fushimi Police Station
- August.11.2016 “SUMMER CINEMA WORKSHOP 2016” HELD FOR IP RIGHTS AND FILM STUDIES COLLEGE STUDENTS
- August.02.2016 TWO MORE MEN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGALLY UPLOADING SUBTITLED MOVIESOperation conducted by Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters Cyber Crime Division and Fushimi Police Station
- July.06.2016 A MEN ARRESTED FOR ILLEGALLY UPLOADING SUBTITLED MOVIESOperation conducted by Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters Cyber Crime Division and Fushimi Police Station
- May.20.2016 ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS ANNOUNCES FIRST WINNER 2016
- April.26.2016 FILM INDUSTRY JOIN MPA/JIMCA & U.S. EMBASSY TO CELEBRATE WORLD IP DAY WITH SPECIAL SCREENING OF “THE REVENANT”
- April.22.2016 MPA APSA Announce Launch of 2016 Film Fund
- February.22.2016 SIMULTANEOUS INTENSIVE CRACKDOWN ON ONLINE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
- October.26.2015 CALLS FOR JAPAN TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN MEASURES TO PROTECT CREATIVE CONTENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE MADE DURING MPA SEMINAR AT 28TH TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
- October.25.2015 RIO & ICE AGE DIRECTOR CARLOS SALDANHA TALKS PASSION & ANIMATION AT MPA-DHU FILM WORKSHOP DURING TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
- September.10.2015 REMORSELESS UPLOADER ON VIDEO HOSTING WEBSITE FC2 VIDEO FOUND GUILTY
- August.18.2015 Announcement of Personnel Change
- August.17.2015 JIMCA LAUNCHES “STOP! ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD STRIKES BACK” AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AT COMIC MARKET 88!
- August.14.2015 JIMCA LAUNCHING “STOP! ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD STRIKES BACK” AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AT COMIC MARKET 88!
- July.29.2015 JIMCA SUPPORTS COPYRIGHT DIFFUSION AND COUNTERFEIT PRODUCT ERADICATION ACTIVITIES RUN BY THE AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS
- June.12.2015 REMORSELESS UPLOADER “KUROIWA CINEMA THEATER” ILLEGALLY UPLOADING TO VIDEO HOSTING WEBSITE FC2 VIDEO ARRESTED!
CHARGES FILED TO THE FUKUOKA DISTRICT PUBLIC PROSECUTORS OFFICE AGAINST MAN SUSPECTED FOR ILLEGALLY CAMCORDING MOVIE Operation by Hakata Police Station, Fukuoka Prefecture February.09.2015
On February 9, 2015, the Community Safety Investigation Division, Hakata Police Station, Fukuoka Prefecture filed charges against a 47-year-old male office worker on suspicion of Copyright Act Violation to the Fukuoka District Public Prosecutors Office.
The man was suspected of violating the Anti-Camcording Law and the Copyright Act, illegally camcording the big hit movie “LUCY” globally distributed by Universal City Studios LLC., one of the member companies of the MPAA, at a cinema in Fukuoka city in September 2014, and has admitted the charges.
Secretly using a video camera and a digital voice recorder, the man was illegally camcording the movie at a cinema in Fukuoka city, and the act was discovered by a cinema customer who then reported it to the cinema staff, which led to the activation of the case.
Not only did the man modify his pilot lights on both the top of the camera and the lens to be unseen, but also he possessed a video camera specially altered for illegal camcording with its stand able to be fixed to a drink holder on a cinema chair. After receiving a report from the cinema staff, officers from the Fukuoka Police Station rushed to the scene, brought the man to the police station, and conducted further investigations.
As the title was globally distributed by Universal City Studios LLC., Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association (JIMCA) received a request from the Community Safety Investigation Division, Hakata Police Station and provided full support on the investigation, jointly examining evidence with TOHO-TOWA Company, Limited, distributor of Universal City Studios LLC.’s titles in Japan.
Regarding illegal camcording in cinemas, “Let’s Go to the Cinema!” Committee has been widely making announcements about the Anti-Camcording Law, which came into force on August 30, 2007, and has been conducting Movie Theft Prevention Campaigns for the purpose of permeating the law. The entire film industry has been making best efforts on eradicating movie theft.
In addition to these activities, JIMCA has been diligently taking different approaches to preventing camcording in cinemas, including taking charge of the Piracy Hotline of Anti Illegal Activity Management Division of the Committee and individually conducting Movie Camcording Prevention Seminars for cinema managers as well as staff members.
Mr. Hiroyasu Matsuoka, President of TOHO-TOWA Company, Limited, said, “It was very unfortunate that one of our titles we distributed was recorded illegally. We appreciate all the people from Hakata Police Station, the cinema where “Lucy” was screened, JIMCA, and other concerned parties for their kind cooperation and all endeavors that they made from the start until filing charges against the offender. Along with continuously bringing great titles to our customers, we together with other concerned parties will keep pouring our efforts into eradicating illegal recording in cinemas in the future.”