Japan's Supreme Court has nixed an appeal by two producers of DVDs accused of violating copyrights.
While increased vigilance and harsher penalties have yet to put a major dent in film piracy, a little bit of high-tech know-how just may do the trick.
A superior court in Osaka has acquitted the developer of the Winny file-sharing software used in Japan for sending pirated pics and other software.
A group led by Nintendo is demanding $4.4 million in damages against four importers of devices used to play pirated software on Nintendo DS handhelds.
Hayao Miyazaki's megahit toon, "Ponyo," helped sway the decision of a Hiroshima court, which ruled in favor of local citizens opposed to a landfill and bridge project.
Media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings has announced it's rolling Kadokawa Entertainment into Kadokawa Pictures on Nov. 1.
The Japanese mobile communications market is big, sophisticated -- and a world unto itself. But Disney has found that world to be one of laughter, not tears.
"DuelMasters" and "Penguin Problem" (Penguin no mondai), a double bill of toons for kiddies, topped the Japanese box office for the weekend of Sept. 19-20, ending the three-week reign of sci-fi epic…