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Japan has decided to beat France and the United Kingdom (both who have similar proposals) to become the first country to ban file sharers from the internet.

Oddly the agreement to do so has not come from the Japanese Government, but from Japan’s four internet service provider organizations after pressure (not surprisingly) from the record and movie industries. According to Torrent Freak, the agreement would see copyright holders tracking down file-sharers on the Internet using “special detection software” and then notifying ISPs of alleged infringers. File sharers will initially receive a warning for a first offense, then be disconnected for subsequent offenses, eventually be disconnected from the internet permanently (it wasn’t clear whether the agreement is a three strikes proposal).

The process will formally commence in April and will primarily target users of Winny, the most popular file sharing network in Japan.
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/15...-file-sharers/
Btw, this was linked off of Yahoo news.
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Piracy does need to be cracked down on much harder...
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i would like to see them try that in the US.

besides what type of "special detection software" can actually tell if something is legit or not? all its gonna do it look at packets being sent right? its not like a packet is gonna scream HEY IM ILLEGAL!!!. if illegal immigrants wont do it, why would packets do it?
    
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Yikes, being disconnected from the internet permanently... I can't imagine what I would do without the internet. :O
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Yikes, being disconnected from the internet permanently... I can't imagine what I would do without the internet. :O
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Brutal. Poor japanese. Hey my girlfriend is 1/4 japanese... poor.. her people. haha
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Oh yay. Well the Aussie Government is looking at following what the Britts do but the Japanese have fired the first shot. I'm sure I'm going to stick to my tiny monthly download limit as there will be no point to upgrade now!
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Piracy does need to be cracked down on much harder...
True, and I'm hoping that they're talking about illegal file sharers. Hopefully they don't ban ALL file sharers as the article seems to hint at. For a while I was trying out a few Linux distros and getting them off P2P meant about a 75% cut in download time. To get rid of that kind of behaviour would be terrible.
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