The wide circulation of pirated copies of Japanese manga and anime in the overseas market is a serious problem recognized. However, we do not have an effective countermeasure against it today.
In this respect, the blockchain technology will help us to protect the copyrights.
First, we have to prove who has attributed the copyrighted material to whom, and then arrange protection for the copyrights.
In the future, if the overseas people are easily able to buy the Japanese copyrighted works, it would become possible to acquire the overseas sales rights. That is, circumventing contracts and cumbersome procedures to trade the copyrights will help in accelerating the overseas sales of Japan Brand.
We plan to launch a new e-book market which will sell the originals of prominent authors with whom we have directly signed a contract as well as unpublished works by tying-up with major publishers.
Readers can use JBcoin from all over the world and purchase e-books that are translated into major languages.
Furthermore, we will shatter the traditional e-book market in which the platforms reap huge profits whereas the authors receive meagre proceeds by adopting an innovative business model that allows the author as well as the reader to make profits. We are planning to develop a sustainable model in which the reader is assigned merits and as a result both the parties enjoy a win-win situation.