The Digital Content of the Year ’22 / 28th AMD Awards ceremony was held at the Imperial Hotel on March 7, 2023, with CODA Representative Director Takero Goto and attorneys Tetsuo Maeda, Hiroyuki Nakajima and Koichi Koyama of the legal team in attendance.
This award ceremony was held in recognition of the “Winning the lawsuit in claiming damage compensation from Fast Movie uploaders,” which was organized by CODA as the contact point for the plaintiffs, consisting of the 13 plaintiff companies (※1) , and which received the AMD Award for Excellence for its contribution to the promotion of the content industry.
At the award ceremony, which was attended on behalf of the 13 plaintiff companies, CODA Goto received a monolith (plaque) on behalf of those in attendance and delivered the following speech.
“This landmark decision is the result of the strong determination of the 13 plaintiff companies not to tolerate piracy and the efforts of the defense lawyers. We hope that this award will help to raise awareness of the importance of protecting copyrighted works among general consumers, especially the younger generation, and the importance of anti-piracy measures among content holders. CODA will continue to make every effort to address this increasingly latent and sophisticated piracy problem.”
This lawsuit for damages is part of the so-called anti-piracy measures, and CODA believes that the ruling will serve as a significant deterrent against copyright infringement. It is very significant that the 13 plaintiff companies acted in unison and that the efforts of the defense lawyers resulted in this decision. We are honored to have been selected for the AMD Award for Excellence, and we thank you again for recognizing our efforts as a major step forward in the proper protection and distribution of copyright.
※1：13 participating companies (order of the Japanese syllabary)
ASMIK ACE, INC./KADOKAWA CORPORATION/GAGA CORPORATION/
Shochiku Co., Ltd./TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION, INC./
TOEI COMPANY, LTD./TOEI VIDEO COMPANY, LTD./Toho Co., LTD./
NIKKATSU CORPORATION/Nippon Television Network Corporation/
Happinet Phantom Studios Corporation/Fuji Television Network, Inc./
(translated by automatic translation system)