Monday, October 01, 2012

These days in file sharing

Torrent Freak: File-Sharing for Personal Use Declared Legal in Portugal

We couldn't expect better from a country that has one of the most progressive drug enforcement laws in the world.

Portuguese anti-piracy group ACAPOR hoped to come down heavy on file sharers, reporting 2000 IP addresses to law enforcement. Law enforcement tells them to get a life and quit whining.

On the other hand...
Anti-Downloading Law Hits Japan, Up To 2 Years in Prison From Today

While Japan already has the legislative muscle to hit uploaders with up to 10 years in prison and a 10 million yen ($128,300) fine, this new legislation makes criminals of mere downloaders.

From today, knowingly downloading copyright infringing material can result in a two-year jail sentence or a fine of 2 million yen ($25,680).

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