China Cracking Down On Unlicensed Games


In a move I didn't expect the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Copyright announced that they will be targeting unlicensed manga titles to protect copyright holders. Games such as One Piece Online 2 and Unlimited Ninja Naruto may soon be relegated to the graveyard page.

Clearly copyright violated games have been slipping through the cracks of China's immense mobile growth in the past few years. Some companies have even established themselves as producers of content without IP holder licenses. JoyFun is known for publishing the aforementioned titles as well as SD Gundam.

And now that the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Copyright has specifically announced protections extending to Naruto, Dragon Ball, and Gundam, JoyFun's developers may be looking for work in a reputable establishment.