JASRAC Faces Criticism for New Copyright Claims Against Music Schools


The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) is known for being strict, even (some would say) overbearing with those who perform music that is covered by their copyrighting policies. JASRAC recently announced plans to charge 2.5%…
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Japanese Origami Artist Loses Copyright Battle With Japanese Television Station

In an unusual copyright infringement case involving origami, a Japanese origami artist sued a Tokyo network television broadcaster for allegedly reproducing the folding instructions of his original origami top on the company‚Äôs web site. The artist claimed the network infringed the artists’ copyright, but is an origami diagram a copyrightable subject matter?

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