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The summer 2012 anime season is off to a less promising start than might be hoped – one of the most anticipated upcoming series, “Muv-Luv Total Eclipse,” is already facing tracing accusations after it emerged some of its sexy pinup art looks to have been blatantly plagiarised from not one but two different sources in the same picture…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 14, 2012 23:13

    "if you do that in movies with motion sequences it's called a homage" In a movie, you wouldn't be simply copying and pasting the source material, then tweaking it a little. Homages can be done... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 12, 2012 15:26

    "Good artists copy. Great artists steal."... More


China’s Pirated Village Opens

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China’s billion dollar “pirated” copy of the Austrian village of Hallstatt has finally opened, much to the annoyance of the inhabitants of the original, who still complain the Chinese copied their village in secret and never bothered to ask for permission.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2012 15:27

    This is being reported as if we're supposed to be surprised... Really, is anybody on this planet shocked?... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2012 09:16

    This shits made in china. It's not going to last.... More


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A man has been arrested for selling nude figures of One Piece’s buxom pirate princess Nami, being charged with copyright infringement for not obtaining Toei’s permission to sell the racy items.

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  • Chen-04 commented on November 3, 2013 19:59

    Pretty much all figures are made in china since around 1980 anyway, since it's cheaper.... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 5, 2013 18:20

    He's unemployed, you say?... More


Japan’s B-CAS Cracked: “Free Pay TV For All”

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Japan’s “B-CAS” smart card system has been completely cracked, allowing free viewing of almost all the country’s premium satellite and cable channels.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 13, 2012 10:14

    People who either have sucky bandwidth or slow internet speeds. Or the people who post the raws online.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 3, 2012 20:15

    Hey it is the B -CAS. U can have it if u buy a Panasonic TV. I know it because i make the tv.... More


Fury at China’s “Fake Miku”

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Hatsune Miku fans are outraged at China’s latest “original” creation, a Chinese virtual idol whose looks and live performance bear an excruciating similarity to those of Miku herself.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 25, 2013 15:38

    It looks like some chinese internet-providing company named "Tencent" had this fine example of "originality".... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 25, 2013 15:29

    It says "I'm sorry"...?... More


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Far from being cracked down on, China’s fake brands actually seem to be getting more numerous – much to the despair of international brands and the general amusement of the Internet.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 30, 2013 01:26

    Lol, Pizza huh? made me laugh so hard... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 22, 2013 23:57

    Men's frothing Cumm... More


Japan Arrests First Console Modder

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Japan’s controversial new law criminalising mod chips and DVD ripping has been applied for the first time, resulting in the arrest of a man for modding several Nintendo Wiis.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 12, 2012 10:00

    "The law was prompted by industry complaints about damage to their sales" Ha! damage to sales? They are All fucken greedy! making millions on A game isn't enough?... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 9, 2012 20:02

    They did. We have online stores selling digital copies now.... More


Disney Crushes Doujin Game – “What Did You Expect!?”

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Doujin fans are quaking at the wrath of Disney, which has just shut down a free doujin game for daring to include a likeness of Mickey Mouse, demanding ¥6,000,000 in compensation for good measure.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 11, 2014 08:21

    ahem... correction. DISNEY -IS- THE ULTIMATE PRICK! they haven' gotten any better with the years...... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 11, 2014 08:18

    Disney have lobby'ed this from 14 years after creation all the way up to 75 years after creators death, and now they want it increased to 150!!! years. glad US laws don't count here so we... More


File Hosts Shut Down En Masse

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Such major file hosting services as Filesonic and Fileserve have begun shutting down or crippling their services out of fear that they may end up following Megaupload’s management in being extradited to the US to face charges of facilitating copyright infringement on a grand scale.

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  • Chen-04 commented on October 13, 2013 03:11

    To be fair, physical media (RAW) is pretty much worthless. A DVD/BD is what.. $0,20? And enough paper to fill a book... even less? (It's not the age of tapes anymore, where the raw physical... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 26, 2012 04:09

    Disney doesn't own the Happy Birthday song. Mildred J. Hill and Patty Smith hill from Kentucky do.... More


USA Shuts Down Megaupload

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The US government has shut down top file hosting service Megaupload and had its founder arrested on suspicion of causing $500 million in lost revenue to content sellers.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 25, 2012 04:01

    Now we know who will be rescued in next Whale Wars season. Only on Discovery!... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 24, 2012 05:30

    "Hello, Mr. Movie Maker, i came from a poor country, and it gives me the right of watching your movie without paying because i barely have money for my food!"... More


Jump Manga Suspended for Tracing

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Grand Jump serialised gourmet manga “Dashi Master” is the latest manga to fall victim to the temptations of Google Images, with the publishers suspending its publication after its author was accused of tracing a significant number of images.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 28, 2012 08:16

    I don't give a shit. It looks good.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 30, 2011 03:54

    Of course he was probably getting payed next to nothing, but...... More


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A judge who was recorded viciously belting his disabled daughter for her illicit downloads has caused outrage online, not least because he specialises in presiding over domestic disputes.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 10, 2012 20:11

    Very nice, pls tell me the address, i promise i'll only stab him in the head once.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 22, 2011 00:54

    fucking parents! you can talk it over dammit with your daughter dammit! if i had a daughter or a son, i wouldn't fucking hit him or her like that.... More


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