The new law against illegal download was enforced in Japan on October 1st. According to the news website CNN ,
Those who possess illegally downloaded of music or films in Japan can face prison term of up to two years and fines of nearly 2 million yen (U.S. $25,679), ...
Check the summarized information from the following link.
(The link for CNN is available from "read more".)
Needless to say there are tons of files uploaded illegally on the web, and you will find anything by using search engines like Google. For example, if someone puts "a music title + mp3" in the search form, he would find the music file and be able to listen to it at no cost. Using illegal tools are apparently bad and should be punished. the law would be influence widely soon.
However this new law has been accused of several points by many Internet users and organizations. The major opinion seen on the web is the ambiguity of the law. (The translations of the opinions are available on the next day's journals.)
I think it should have been enforced after taking the action against people uploading illegal files. Once the root of all evil disappear, nobody relates to it, isn't it?
To be continued...
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Topic:Everyday Life - Genre:Blog
- 2012/10/08(月) 18:27:08|