Japanese Ship Model Society “The Rope” Announces Anti-Piracy Policy

In the October 2019 issue of The Rope Newsletter, the group officially announced their policy to help deal with what are described as “fake kits with Chinese and Russian Origins”. This comes after discussing policies implemented by the Nautical Research Guild and the NRG’s Model Ship World.

The Rope’s efforts aim to educate membership to the problem and to provide an updated list of companies that practice a policy of pirating intellectual copyright, as well as use of dubious methods to skirt legal design issues.

Members are not prohibited from buying or building products from these companies, but such products will be banned from official activities. I presume this mainly refers to their annual exhibitions and their ship modeling classes.

The english language version of The Rope Newsletter, can be accessed directly from their website here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FRRbRulTOReNd9q2Sfs6H2_Eqy9zqpvq/view

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