About ACCS

Purpose

The Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS) aims to promote the cultural development of a computerized society through the protection of copyrights of digital works and the promulgation of the concept of copyright.

The "Illegal Copying Prohibition Mark", the symbol of ACCS, is displayed on members' products, their manuals, their promotional ads, and ACCS' pamphlets, posters, and protest advertisements, to convey our commitment to protecting rights to digital contents, including the prohibition of illegal copies.


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Locations

Association of Copyright for Computer Software
Address: Tomonari Foresight Bldg. 5F Otsuka Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, Japan 112-0012
Tel: +81-3-5976-5175
Fax: +81-3-5976-5177

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Activities

Information dissemination and public awareness

Illegal Copying Prohibition Mark, seminars, dispatch of lecturers, publicity and public awareness

Research and study

Committee activities, software management, establishment of "information ethics",resolution of copyright problems concerning networks,measures against pirated copies sold overseas,efforts to address copyright problems concerning game software,commissioned work, consultation

Supply of information

Establishment of a helpdesk, establishment of a copyright hotline, publication of the ACCS Bulletin, management of a website, management of a helpdesk for copyright and privacy (http://www.askaccs.ne.jp),publication of a handbook on copyright, publication of other books

Other activities

Support for exercising rights related to copyright infringement, measures against in-house illegal use, exchanges with related organizations in Japan and overseas


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Members

Regular member
163 companies
Supporting member
35 companies
Total
198 companies

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History

Oct 1985 Established at the Board of Directors’ Meeting at the Japan Personal Computer Software Association (JPSA)
Jul 1990 Became independent from JPSA.
Sep 1990 The name was changed to Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS)
Sep 1991 Incorporated under the authorization of the Ministry of Education (currently the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

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