10 years and USD130,000 for uploading a file
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31 October 2012
As of this month Japan is REALLY cracking
down on copyright piracy. If you are caught possessing illegally
downloaded music or movies you could end up in prison for up to 2
years!!! Also, anyone possessing such infringing material could end up
with a fine of USD26,000.00.
If you are caught uploading pirated material you could find yourself
locked up for up to 10 years. Yes that's right... 10 years in prison
for uploading pirated material. On top of this stiff prison term is a
possible fine of up to USD 130,000.00.
Although possessing/uploading copyright infringing content has been
illegal in Japan since 2010 the penalties only took effect in this
month - October 2012.
Japan is the second-largest global music market next to the US with
just one in 10 downloads are purchased legally. The country's new law
has been a controversial one with cyber attacks and staged protests
By Lawdit Solicitors, Southampton.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2012-12-27 14:45:20 in Legal Articles