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Kodansha Fined 550,000 Yen for Manga's Use of Real Person

The Tokyo District Cout ruled that Atsushi Kase's Zero-sen manga infringed on a man's rights and defamed him by using his likeness, and the court ordered the manga's publisher Kodansha to pay a fine of 550,000 yen (about US$6,300) on Wednesday. The plaintiff had originally sued for 4.4 million yen (US$50,000).

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