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NHK reported on Monday that a California District Court has approved Japanese manga publisher Shueisha‘s legal application to disclose evidence to identify and prosecute another party for copyright infringement. Four publishers including Shueisha are preparing to file a criminal complaint against the operators of Japanese-language pirate website Manga Bank.
The California District Court approved the application on Friday to request Google and other internet firms to disclose the information.
Gigazine and TorrentFreak reported on November 4 that Shueisha and a San Francisco law firm filed an application to the California District Court to permit discovery of information on October 27. The application requested the operator’s name, address, phone number, IP address, and other data.
Before filing the request, Shueisha asked…