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Japan Copyright Laws

Japan Copyright Laws

Copyright-related legislation is enforced by the district courts, the Intellectual Property High Court (for civil cases), other high courts (for criminal cases and civil cases having jurisdiction other than the Tokyo High Court) and the Supreme Court of Japan. The Intellectual Property High Court was established on 1 April 2005 as a special branch of the Tokyo High Court that exclusively hears intellectual property cases. The Agency of Cultural Affairs (ACA) is the primary agency for handling copyright-related issues. The ACA registers copyrighted works - although registration is not mandatory in Japan - with the exception of computer programs, which are registered at the Software Information Centre (SOFTIC).



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