What happens when powerful lobbyists prevail? Just look to Japan and it's recording association. While the people who place pirated material on the Internet have been targeted by this assinine group (that's the RIAA in the U.S.) Japan is going after everyone, no matter how guilty or innocent.

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Japan rolls out stiff fines and jail times for illegal downloads
Japan has changed its copyright law to criminalize downloaders for the first time, raising what were previously civil penalties to criminal penalties of up to two years prison time or fines of up t……

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