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Japanese Government Plants Anti-Piracy Warnings Inside Fake Downloads

Last year saw a major upgrade in Japan's anti-piracy legislation in an attempt to shift Internet users away from file-sharing sites and networks and towards the country's legitimate outlets. But while the change in the law was significant, getting the legal-downloading message to users proved problematic. In response the government…

Police Arrest ‘Wanted’ P2P Pre-Releaser

Cyber-crime police have arrested a man who uploaded the movie 'Wanted' to a file-sharing network. The man, Kazushi Hirata, was detained after he added custom subtitles to a pirated copy of the movie and uploaded it to the Internet, in advance of its Japanese theatrical release. He faces up to…

Japanese BitTorrent User Avoids Virus, But Not the Police

A 31-year old Japanese man has admitted to uploading 3 TV-shows and sharing 165 more on BitTorrent after he was arrested by Tokyo Police's Cyber Crime unit. In his confession the man told the investigators that he used BitTorrent because he believed it was free of viruses and police. He…

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