Manga Artists Win Lawsuit Against Manga Uploaders

ANN reports that a group of 11 manga artists, including Tetsuya Chiba, Takehiko Inoue and Go Nagai, has won a lawsuit against 2 manga uploaders who uploaded their manga onto the internet. As a result, the uploaders are fined 20.5 million for copyright infringement:

The ruling calculated the compensation by taking 35% of the average 300-yen (US$2.60) price of the volumes' e-book versions and multiplying that by the number of times the files were browsed for a total of 18.8 million yen (US$165,000). Ten of the plaintiffs were awarded an additional 200,000 yen (US$2,000) each for costs, and the 11th plaintiff was awarded an additional 320,000 yen (US$2,800) for costs.