Fan’s Voice silences a fan’s voice…
On Friday September 24, Mr Mitsuo Yoshizawa, the editor of Fan’s Voice*, a media outlet based in Japan filed a complaint against me on Twitter for copyright infringements. (*mind your computer, their site is not even secure: no https)
- Use of pictures exclusive to their interview
- Link to an ‘unauthorized’ English translation -mine- of the same interview
The pics must have been downloaded and reposted a thousand times and they are all over Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (not mentioning other networks, blogs etc…). As to the interview, chances it might be translated by professional and legit sites are zilch, if not below zero. Nana Komatsu is no doubt famous beyond Japan, they’re not !
I’ve been working on my own, no team, no connexions, and little money, I actually pay a rent to Word Press for what is just a fan thing. No ads, no benefits from any site whatsoever, it is absolutely non profit making and I naively thought that the sources I always mention would be happy to get some extra exposure. Those who have used their pictures on pages paved with Google Ads, porn redirections and god-knows-what ways to make money must feel like it’s Independance Day thanks to the likes of Yoshizawa and Fan’s Voice -sigh-
No wonder Japanese cinema is lagging behind and that corporate Japan is going down when the zillion laws they have are used not to target true pirates and thieves but rather dedicated fans who are generally harmless and well-intentioned Netizens. They make me think of those police forces who harass law-abiding citizens while true and ruthless criminals parade in the neighbourhood.
This is just one incident but what’s next? another pic, an excerpt, a simple vidcap? the thing is that apart from links and generic daffodil pictures everything is copyrighted. This is not worth it, I’m done.
The Blog won’t be updated, comments are closed. Unless Word Press takes the blog down before I do because of a possible law suit, it should still be visible for some time but I stopped believing in Father Xmas long ago.
It has been a pleasure to have fans and readers around (up to 20,000 hits per month) to share the love and admiration for talented and beautiful actress and model Komatsu Nana. Sayonara.