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Japan criminalizes camcording

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 May 2007 20:09 User comments (9)

Japan criminalizes camcording In January, the Japan and International Motion Picture Copyright Association (JIMCA), feeling pressure from American studios, submitted a statement to the government calling for an anti-camcording legislation
Today, that legislation passed and soon camcording in Japanese movie theaters will be punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The bill will go into effect in early August and prohibits the use of any recording device in movie theaters. Besides the prison sentence, convicted violators face a 10 million yen ($82,645 USD) fine.

According to JIMCA exec director Yasutaka Iiyama, the new law "will make it significantly easier for the police to interdict pirate camcording."

Of course MPAA boss Dan Glickman backed the decision and noted that piracy cost Japanese business $742 million USD in revenue.

"The adoption of this crucial law by the Japanese Diet is a victory for the worldwide film industry,"
said Glickman.

"The passage of this law today by Japan's Diet serves as a reminder to governments around the world that every movie screen is a point of vulnerability and must be protected."


Source:
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9 user comments

125.5.2007 20:18

Fucking retards...

Now they have to mess up Japan as well. The JIMCA has been becoming a annoying thorn which has tarnished the feet of Anime Lovers for too damned long, and and MPAA REALLY need to fuck themselves.

Only in America... That they can spread their ignorance to other countries. I hope that my country has another 'Revolution' to remove these idiots who try to pass these idiotic laws from society.

225.5.2007 22:23

next you cant take a picture in public becuse it make be for reco or might have a underage person on it!

oy.....

BTW

Japan is warming up nicely to the PCness of censorship take a look at TV anime back in the 90s you could run a long series that had comdey based nudity now adays that a NO NO....in another 5 years I bet they will water down themes and violence too OMG japan is becoming the US :X

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 May 2007 @ 22:26

326.5.2007 6:24

I dislike camcorded movies soo much. Tonight was sitting down and watching a bollywood flick and sound was cutting and everything i wish they can just learn to copy from originals :)

426.5.2007 10:16

borhan9
meh
I sue it to que whats worthy checking out the cam vids I skimed and baned DOOM,Blade 3,SPiderman 3 and Ghost rider without ever having to pay for the tripe I couldn't even watch it it was so bad I just skimed threw it.

527.5.2007 11:12

Actually it is only the major tv stations like Tv Tokyo that won't allow nudity anymore and that was an overreaction to the incident where kids had seasures when watching an episode of Pokemon. The regional stations are the ones that have those kinds of shows now and the amount of shows going over to regional stations keeps increasing and if the major stations don't change they will loose business.

627.5.2007 15:43

Originally posted by guenthar:
Actually it is only the major tv stations like Tv Tokyo that won't allow nudity anymore and that was an overreaction to the incident where kids had seasures when watching an episode of Pokemon. The regional stations are the ones that have those kinds of shows now and the amount of shows going over to regional stations keeps increasing and if the major stations don't change they will loose business.
Intresting,in any case its all going to hell :X

72.6.2007 9:41
PapaVamp
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Originally posted by Redlink42:
Fucking retards...

Now they have to mess up Japan as well. The JIMCA has been becoming a annoying thorn which has tarnished the feet of Anime Lovers for too damned long, and and MPAA REALLY need to fuck themselves.

Only in America... That they can spread their ignorance to other countries. I hope that my country has another 'Revolution' to remove these idiots who try to pass these idiotic laws from society.

We DO here in America- it's called VOTING

82.6.2007 12:43

Quote:
Originally posted by Redlink42:
Fucking retards...

Now they have to mess up Japan as well. The JIMCA has been becoming a annoying thorn which has tarnished the feet of Anime Lovers for too damned long, and and MPAA REALLY need to fuck themselves.

Only in America... That they can spread their ignorance to other countries. I hope that my country has another 'Revolution' to remove these idiots who try to pass these idiotic laws from society.

We DO here in America- it's called VOTING

=======================================================
not really sheeple vote in herds so much the elite and powerful can bank on winning and screwing us over ><

927.6.2007 21:55

All these laws and rules to stop recordings. What about the studio leaks? Nobody seems to every mention these.

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