Japanese ISPs to Ban Pirates

TorrentFreak reports, that “four major Japanese ISPs have come together to purge copyright infringing file-sharers from their networks in pressure from the movie, music and software industries.” Copyright holders would use “special detection software” to sniff out online pirates and then notify the ISPs. Punishment is reminiscent of high school with ISPs first emailing a warning, then […]

TorrentFreak reports, that “four major Japanese ISPs have come together to purge copyright infringing file-sharers from their networks in pressure from the movie, music and software industries.”

Copyright holders would use “special detection software” to sniff out online pirates and then notify the ISPs. Punishment is reminiscent of high school with ISPs first emailing a warning, then interrupting service if that doesn’t work, and finally, chronic violators would get expelled from the service. The ISPs are convening in April to figure out exactly how the new policy would operate.

Source:→ NewTeeVee

Japan, ISPs, Internet, Network, Copyright, Piracy, Pirates

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