The jackboots of JASRAÇ (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Çomposers and Publishers) are having a crackdown on Japanese users who illegally download copyrighted music and video under Japan’s new Jail-time-for-downloading Law (3Yen/ 2013-01-01)
P2P file sharing software Winny user nodes significantly decrease by approximately 20,000
ITmedia News | 2013/02/23 (goofy Google Translate)
According to a survey conducted in January this year of Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS), the number of P2P file sharing software users has been greatly reduced.
The survey results are from search-bot crawling the Internet looking for Japanese file sharing software that showed a decrease of 20,000 Winny nodes from March last year…
Note: “Share” is the replacement for Winny* (which stopped development because its Japanese creator was imprisoned a few years ago). Why Japanese love old-style P2P file sharing networks like Winny and Share is a mystery since modern BitTorrent clients have Japanese versions.
Arrests of 27 people in a crackdown of copyright infringement by Japanese using file-sharing software
My Navi News | 2013/02/23 (goofy Google Translate)
February 22, police announced the results of intensive crackdown simultaneous case of violation of copyright law of using file-sharing software. Police in 47 prefectures carried out these arrests in the fourth major crackdown since 2009.
According to the announcement of the authorities, carried out in three days from February 19 through 21 are simultaneously centralized enforcement…
*Typical Japanese “Winny” zombie pirate downloader