Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today (TorrentFreak)
Monday October 1st, 2012
A few hours ago Japan introduced new anti-piracy legislation designed to clamp down on illegal file-sharing. The regime is one of the most draconian in the world. In most countries users are only targeted when they upload copyright-infringing material to other Internet users, but the new law’s wording means that simply downloading unauthorized material could result in a jail sentence.