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Article posted Feb 06 2013, 4:16 AM Category: Big Brother/Orwellian Source: Techdirt Print

Japanese Government To Start Seeding P2P Networks With Faux Files Containing Copyright Warnings

by Tim Cushing

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.

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Peter

Posted: Feb 06 2013, 12:39 PM

Link
81161 @ this URL :
http://www.iblocklist.com/list.php?list=jp
You can download a IP-blocklist with all Japanese IP-addresses !

Use it with the open-source 'peerblock' -application from
http://www.peerblock.com/


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