Hentai author sues DLsite for suspending him for ‘inadequate censorship’

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Japanese portal Bengoshi News published an article describing a legal dispute between hentai author Dr. 卑 猥 性器 ま ら ま ら (Dr. Hiwai Seiki Maramara) and the Japanese digital platform DL sitewho suspended his publication permissions because his most recent work did not meet the “minimum censorship”Which requires the terms of use of the site in more than one review.

«Male author doujinshi (self-published manga, usually hentai) has filed a lawsuit against management company DLsiteleading digital sales company for doujinshi works, in Tokyo District Court, claiming that its user status had been unfairly canceled and claiming payment of approximately 1.5 million yen (more than 12 thousand US dollars), including compensation».

«The first round of claims was held on March 11, and the operator, EISYS (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), called for the claim to be dismissed. The company will now prepare a replica. Bengoshi News has reviewed court records, including the complaint, and found that there appeared to be problems with the inadequacy of the censorship mosaic and other aspects of the adult-oriented works carried out by the man. try to sell on the website.».

«By law, the plaintiff is a seller, as a sole proprietor (creative circle) has been on the website since at least June 2008 and has sold over 150 works to the general public. On December 8, 2021, however, the company revoked the user’s license on the ground that DLsite’s terms of use confirmed prohibited activities. Some of the subject of the email wrote a notice: “As the following prohibited activities are identified in the DLsite Terms of Use, we would like to inform you that we have revoked your user status in accordance with the Terms of Use”».

«The email does not specify what constitutes “obstruction of defamatory or defamatory operations or acts” as grounds for revoking user membership. The complainant also asserts that he does not know what the prohibited conduct was.but an email and other communication between the complainant and DLsite staff may be prompted immediately prior to the revocation action. The plaintiff had requested that hentai doujinshi “没落 貴族 の 娘 が 触手 姫 に 変 わ り 果 て る ま ま で (How a Fallen Aristocrat’s Daughter Became Princess” for sale on Tentaclely NZ.».

The thing is that the work with that name is available in FANZA confirm that it is the author Dr (Dr. Hiwai Seiki Maramara). None of his work is available in the Conradh na Gaeilge catalog hentaisince they are all of the style »CG Collection“, Which refers to color illustrations without much dialogue. However, FANZA lists more than 150 issues under the name of this author, with well over 500 sales. Now, continuing the article:

«However, the DLsite team requested a further review (December 3, 2021), as it was not sufficiently censored with mosaic or other media throughout, and the genitals and joints were clearly visible. In response to the request, the complainant reviewed his work several times, but was believed to have been told each time that the reviews he had made were inadequate. Between 3 December and 7 December, he sent emails and contacted DLsite to complain to the person responsible».

«The complainant’s main complaint is that the controller does not proceed with the registration process, and even after submitting the corrected work in accordance with his instructions, the controller continued to point out new uncorrected sections throughout the work, in notwithstanding that all new corrections had been fixed. these features by the author. And he said to him: “I will not let my work be distorted by the vicious bastards!“. Concerning those responsible, he said: “Let them fire the two who committed the malpractice!“. With the emotional burden of the situation on the author, the statement to the person in charge or DLsite is: “They really are the worst! Go to hell».

«(Omit) In view of the above, the plaintiff alleges that the suspension of its author status on DLsite is illegal and seeks compensation of approximately 1.5 million yen. The breakdown is as follows: compensation of 1 million yen for the emotional distress caused by the removal of most of his income, attorney’s fees, as well as lost earnings he should have earned in December of this year same, on the basis of its monthly average (about 400,000 yen) calculated from sales for the year before November 2021. Compensation may increase in the future, as long as DLsite does not invalidate your user status.».

Source: Bengoshi News

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