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Old 2012-10-01, 19:30   Link #2
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I doubt this law will be regularly enforced. The West has a hard time catching pirates, and have pretty much failed to prove that they actually pirated, and Japanese P2P is harder to track that Torrents. My bet is that this is a feel good law and only a few people will actually manage to suffer because of it. Also, I think Japan is dependent on confessions and a lot of law enforcement are unskilled at actually proving their case, so its hard to see lots of people being punished by this.

That said. There should never be punishment for personal use piracy, and fighting piracy with legislation is something for companies that refuse to innovate their dinosaur business models and actually compete. Copyright needs significant reform for the age of the internet, laws like this aren't helping.
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