Japan passed a new amendment to its copyright laws on Friday, making illegal downloads punishable with serious jail terms for the first time. The new law comes into effect in October.
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Then website like NicoNico Douga will died out? Shame really, it's creativity deprivation!
What will I do now at home? From lonely to crazy.
I think the law will be struck down or perhaps not go into effect, the moment these politicians realize that ALL of their kids and probably they themselves would be affected by this...
If the laws are in place to enforce what the people choose for themselves, and a huge amount of people choose daily to distribute software, movies, and music amongst themselves, shouldn't the laws be changed to reflect this?
Like all of the people in this thread, I believe that Japan is taking a HUGE step in the wrong direction.Wh at the heck is Japan thinking?! I hope that every, and I mean EVERY fan of Japanese Anime and Tokusatsu send emails and start petitions to hopefully stop this before it goes into law.
Why don't they target the uploads instead?
A fair estimate of people who download copywrited material in countries like Japan the US etc would be say 30%. Japan's population is around 127 million, at 30% = 38.1 million, what if those people added their names to an online statement which advised the government of their naughty behaviour? No harm done it would still need to be proved.
if you don't want your product copied, don't publish it or encrypted so that others can not copy it. If you're taking it to the public domain, it's occupying a space that is public. We could have a law that if your product occupy public space you should pay a fee.Copying is the key feature of human trait, interaction and societies.
I hate polticans. they have screwed this world up.
The Japanese gov't is out of its mind. All their banks are zombies, all their nuclear power plants are toast, their water supplies are contaminated, their food is contaminated, their people will be dying in droves in a few years, defective children will be born for generations to come.They had a tsunami but didn't warn the Japanese people and their nuclear plants weren't up to scratch because of design flaws and Fukashima couldn't have been built in a worse area.Now they want to make citizens into criminals for the sake of a few mindless shysters in hollywood.Ye ah, Japanese gov't's make all the right decisions.
the law is illegal, sharing is our freedom
I'd shoot him.Wait, no need, none can stop piracy ;)
let me just reminisce about the days when we used to buy records and traded copies on cassette tapes... now back to the present... radiation poisoning your own people and then not informing them of radiation levels wasn't enough, gov. of japan?
"Warner Music Japan’s Keiichi Ishizaka has been quoted as saying that he wants to “exterminate” illegal downloads."K eiichi Izhizaka is probably guilty of the very "crime" he fights against.Show me someone, ANYONE, that has access to a computer and has not at some point violated copyright by saving some picture or video.I DARE you!
Pretty funny the Japanese want to make money on all the stuff they boughtthe rights to, like Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, etc. Prettyfunny they want to put whtie people in jail and their own people, for downloading stuff done by people, from the USA and UK. I think theJapanese have turned Jewish.
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