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Old 08-22-2017, 03:43 AM   #21
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I'm asking why the US courts didn't see Japanese courts reasoning.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:21 AM   #22
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I'm asking why the US courts didn't see Japanese courts reasoning.
Because the USA isn't Japan. The two countries have different laws, different values, and different ideas of what justice is - on the whole, they're similar, but they are not a 100% match.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:51 AM   #23
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Rulings made in one country apply only in that country, not necessarily in any other country.
Though comity often means that they're honored; for example, marriage and divorce in other countries are generally honored unless they're contrary to public policy in this country. However, the Harmony Gold rights might be in this country (you'd have to go into the weeds about just what the Japanese court actually ruled, and on what).
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:22 AM   #24
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A lot of the confusion with the Macross (and other anime) copyrights outside of Japan is because a lot of licenses were signed before there was a coherent international agreement.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:57 AM   #25
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Because the USA isn't Japan. The two countries have different laws, different values, and different ideas of what justice is - on the whole, they're similar, but they are not a 100% match.
I'm asking what the difference in opinion was.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:43 AM   #26
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I'm asking what the difference in opinion was.
This is getting very close to a technical legal discussion that we would rather not host on our forums. Please move on.
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