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+ - Illegal Downloading Now a Crime in Japan with Increased Penalties->

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "Although downloading songs without paying for them in Japan used to be a civil offense starting in 2010, it is now a crime with new penalties of up to two years in prison or fines of up to two million yen ($25,700). The lobbying group behind this push for more extreme penalties is none other than the RIAJ (the Japanese RIAA). The BBC notes this applies to both music and video downloads which may put anime studios in a particularly uncomfortable position."
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Illegal Downloading Now a Crime in Japan with Increased Penalties

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