Japanese ISPs Agree to Shut Down Illegal File-Sharers

Japan’s four major ISP organizations have agreed to cut off Internet access for users who repeatedly copy gaming software and music illegally online.The organizations, which include the nation’s Telecom Service Association and the Telecommunications Carriers Association, represent about 1,000 large and small domestic providers, Daily Yomiuri Online reported on Saturday. Accordingly, the measure will be the first such industry-wide attack on copyright violators in the country, it said.

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