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Japan sneaks anti-piracy messages into P2P networks

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 06 Feb 2013 5:56 User comments (2)

Japan sneaks anti-piracy messages into P2P networks "Operation Decoy File"
Users of domestic P2P networks in Japan may download certain files thinking they are pirated content, but instead receiving a threatening anti-piracy message. A translation of the message has been provided by RocketNews24.

"A Warning from the Organisation to Raise Awareness of Copyright. Files with the same name as this contain content which is in violation of copyright when distributed over P2P networks such as Winny or Share.

Knowingly downloading and of course uploading files that are protected by copyright law without the consent of the owner over the internet is illegal copyright infringement. Please stop immediately.

Also, from 1 October 2012, downloading content which is known to be available for sale is punishable by a maximum 2-year prison sentence and/or 2,000,000 yen [13,770] fine.

Our copyright organisation is working to eliminate copyright infringement by file sharing software. In addition to consulting the police to obtain the disclosure of user's identities, we want to focus on user education."

The campaign is the work of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and entertainment media groups.

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2 user comments

16.2.2013 11:14

Yeah, that'll work. Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.

211.2.2013 19:49

Message? That's a warning/threat.

Time will tell if it has any teeth.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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