Japan Introduced Stronger File-Sharing LawAdded: Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Japan’s Parliament, the Diet, has recently approved a new legislation which sets up stricter penalties for people downloading unauthorized material from the web
The Japan Times reported a week ago that the previous revision established that downloading and uploading unauthorized content was against the law. However, nothing was said about the penalties.
According to the new law, people found guilty can go to prison for up to 2 years and get a fine of over $20,000. But these penalties apply only to downloading, while those uploading the illegal content risk the maximum penalty of 10 years jail time and a fine of 10 million yen.
Although the Internet community and legal advisers had criticized the new law, both the music and movie industries were very happy with the changes, because they have been asking for country’s copyright system to be revised for a while now. The new legislation is meant to help the financial situation of the industries, though file-sharing in the country wasn’t very aggressive compared to the rest of the world.
Still, it is not clear how this will affect file-sharing tendencies in the country. At the same time, copyright owners will keep monitoring file-sharing transfers. They will most likely focus on notorious file-sharers, in particular on the uploaders.
Another important provision of the legislation is that before being convicted, the accused individual must be first questioned in order to find out whether they were aware that the downloaded/uploaded material was falling under the copyright laws. This, the experts point out, may become a way for people to escape 10 long years in prison for uploading a few songs.
June 30th,2012Posted by:
Saturday, June 30th, 2012
|posted by (2012-06-30 23:13:08)|
|yeah guys its all about the sick country japan .... a simple example is konami, namco, capcom, sony etc.|
|Yeah - one more mighty sick country to add to the list. And to think we helped them rebuild all their industry for them after WWII. Comment about some of the richest companies in the world is spot on - hitting the nail right on the head. Mega-bucks for them, a pittance for everyone else including all of us less well-to-do folk.|
|Google has no gone completely down the pan. They are attempting to stop ALL downloading of ANY YouTube video or audio conversion download. The totally sick and very malign RIAA are behind this next intrusion against our freedom.|
TIME FOR A MASS DITCHING OF GOOGLE I THINK!!!!!!!!!!
|posted by (2012-07-02 15:48:17)|
|@chazzo125: again google has nothing to do with this.|
I was under the impression from a lot of japs I used to talk to that in there country they don't car about file sharing what so ever. so I honestly don't believe this load of BULL. one thing that make be understand that this is a lye is this "people found guilty can go to prison for up to 2 years and get a fine of over $20,000" the japs use yen not US currency.
personally I think this was written up by some one in the entertainment industry to start something LoL.
|they want to control our HDs and networks.|
Whats the diference if i make a LAN or with im in the INTERNET (its not more than a big LAN)
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