- November.21.2018 第12回アジア太平洋映画賞(APSA)日本と中国がノミネート作品をリード 「万引き家族」が長編映画賞など3部門でノミネートされました。
- November.02.2018 第31回東京国際映画祭 共催企画 第8回MPAセミナーを開催しました。
- October.25.2018 (English) On October 25, TIFFCOM, the Digital Hollywood University (DHU) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) co-hosted one-day film workshop.
- October.25.2018 アンドレ・モーガン プロデューサー等 映画製作者を招き、『MPA/DHU/TIFFCOM フィルムワークショップ セミナー＆ピッチング・コンテスト』を開催
- September.07.2018 『ニコニコ生放送』などで違法配信を繰り返していた男を逮捕 （熊本県警察本部サイバー犯罪対策課）
- September.07.2018 (English) Man who repeatedly streamed movies illegally on Niconico Video, etc. arrested (Kumamoto Prefectural Police Headquarters, Cybercrime Unit)
- April.19.2018 世界知的所有権の日 「レディ・プレイヤー１」記念上映会を開催しました
- April.17.2018 知的財産戦略本部・犯罪対策閣僚会議における「インターネット上の海賊版サイトに 対する緊急対策」の決定について
- April.17.2018 (English) 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”
- April.09.2018 公開セミナー「グローバル化する知的財産権侵害とその対策」のお知らせ
- March.23.2018 世界知的所有権の日 「レディ・プレイヤー１」記念上映会を開催
- February.21.2018 公開セミナー「NET上の知財侵害対策 サイト・ブロッキングの現状」を開催
世界知的所有権の日 「レディ・プレイヤー１」記念上映会を開催しました April.19.2018
On April 19, 2018, in celebration of World IP Day, Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association (JIMCA), with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the cooperation of Warner Bros. Japan LLC., hosted a special screening of the feature film Ready Player One at the Warner Bros Japan screening room.
The audience included government officials responsible for the administration of intellectual property rights (IPR), including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Japan Office, the Agency for Cultural Affairs (ACA), lawyers specializing in the field of IPR, rights holder organizations for music and computer software industries, representatives of the intellectual property department of the content industry, IPR university students and academics.
Ms. Lagretta Nickles, Assistant Information Officer U.S. Embassy in Japan, said, “This year’s theme “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity” is of particular interest to me. As a former lawyer, and someone whose job demands creativity and innovation, I have long recognized the importance of intellectual property rights. While practicing law, I often saw how many people, especially women, did not earn the recognition or financial benefit from what they invented or created. This injustice was due in part to a lack of awareness about how to protect one’s ideas and creations.
“Ready Player One is a great example of the innovation and creativity that we should cultivate and protect through a robust intellectual property system. Securing the rights to his own work, author Ernst Cline has been able to shepherd his fantastic story from novel, to screenplay, to movie.
“I look forward to recognizing women who are contributing greatly in the fields of creativity and technology and encouraging the participation of women in all areas of creative expression.”
Mr. Kunio Yamada, Vice President, Warner Bros. Japan LLC., said, “Movies bring us wonderful experiences through joy and sadness as well as laughter and tears. I consider that today’s event is a great opportunity to recognize the originality and creativity of filmmakers.
“However, if there were no copyright law and if we don’t protect it, it would be impossible for those people working in a creative field like director Spielberg to provide such wonderful content to entertain us, to build businesses, and to enrich our minds.
“When you finish watching the movie, I hope you will realize that because those people who work in such creative fields as movies, animation, music, fashion, design, literature, and art practice their craft, we get to enjoy such great content as Ready Player One.
“I believe that all the people taking part in the movie would appreciate it if as many people as possible would enjoy the film in a legitimate way instead of watching it via a pirated copies or illegal streaming and downloading.”
World IP Day
World IP Day (World Intellectual Property Day) was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to raise understanding of how intellectual property impacts on daily life and to celebrate creativity as well as the contribution made by innovators and creators to society.
Now in its 17th year, World IP Day has become an important opportunity to raise awareness about the need to protect intellectual property. Many events are held around the world to highlight the significance of intellectual property rights. JIMCA will continue to celebrate this event and looks forward to holding special screening events in the future.