Japan to strip Internet for illegal downloaders: report

[AFP] Japanese companies plan to cut off the Internet connection of anyone who illegally downloads files in one of the world’s toughest measures against online piracy, a report said Saturday.Faced with mounting complaints from the music, movie and video-game industries, four associations representing Japan’s Internet service providers have agreed to take drastic action, the Yomiuri Shimbun said.To read this AFP article in full, click here to read it in the Sydney Morning Herald and here to read it in The Age.Rising Sun sets on illegal downloaders
Japan is planning to cut off internet connections for those who illegally download files.The country’s four ISP organisations have agreed to disconnect those who repeatedly use file-sharing software like Japanese-developed Winny, the Daily Yomiuri reports.

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