Anime News Network has an article reporting that Japan will begin “automatically search for videos that were submitted without authorization and demand that site administrators delete the unauthorized materials.”
They will apparently only monitor a few bigger anime titles at first, but I expect that if this initiative bears fruit we could see it expand. There is also ambition to extend their reach to China, one of the worst piracy offenders. But as we all know, legal battles can be laborious at best in the Middle Kingdom.
We all know how Japan should be fighting pirates, right? Yes, you guessed it.
Release the ninjas.