Japanese Government To Start Seeding P2P Networks With Faux Files Containing Copyright Warningsby Tim Cushing
Feb. 06, 2013
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Late last year, Japan instituted some of the more draconian anti-piracy laws to hit the books, making unauthorized downloading a criminal offense (along with backing up DVD content), punishable by up to two years in prison or fines of $21,000 (two million yen). Apparently, this deterrent isn't having the desired effect. (Or maybe it is -- legitimate downloading is down, suggesting people might be too scared to download from approved sources.) Either way, the government, in conjunction with various members of the concerned industries, has taken things a bit further, seeding warning messages in various P2P networks.