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    Japan Passes Jail-For-Downloaders Anti-Piracy Law

    Well I guess it was only a matter of time until a country other than us would be threatened by the same SOPA/PIPA laws that U.S. Congress tried to pass several months ago only this time it's hit Japan. Other countries around the world may have had similiar bills passed into law but I feel glad that we managed to dodge a major bullet, too bad the public of Japan didn't put up much of a fight against their own Government regarding the Anti-Piracy law that passed there.

    Not sure what this will mean to the International Otaku Community though... >__>
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    Oh sh!t. So will all Pokemon content be illegal?

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    Default Re: Japan Passes SOPA Alike Into Law...

    And once again a country's government has been bought out by the entertainment industry. If this law didn't pass, they'd keep proposing similar laws. You're not truly free in a democratic society, all people are equal, but some are more equal than others. I imagine passing the law will set a precedence in other Asian countries.
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    Default Re: Japan Passes SOPA Alike Into Law...

    This...um...well, crap. Clearly this is bad for them, but...will it be bad for everyone else, too?

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    Default Re: Japan Passes SOPA Alike Into Law...

    Um, yeah, this is bad for gamers especially. Japan is Nintendo's home! Imagine what such idiocy will do to them!

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    Default Re: Japan Passes SOPA Alike Into Law...

    Based on the posts linked in the OP, this doesn't seem very similar to SOPA. It seems kind of hard to enforce. I'll probably read more on it later.

    Can we please not start an alarmist circle jerk every time any anti-piracy legislation appears?
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    Default Re: Japan Passes SOPA Alike Into Law...

    I hope this doesn't affect Japanese fansites such as Pokesho.

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    Default Re: Japan Passes SOPA Alike Into Law...

    From what I understand from reading the article, it's not going to affect Pokemon/fansites in general as long as they don't have illegal downloads available on their pages.

    They're just cracking down on downloading movies, mp3s, etc etc. That's what this is about.


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    This means that Japanese Subs won't be uploaded onto the Internet anymore since Japan has outlawed against it with this new law. They just killed the only reason why I watch One Piece and Cardfight!! Vanguard for their Subs.

    It's looking like Anime/Manga is officially dead in the U.S. no thanks to the Japanese Government. Most English Dubs over in the U.S. suck like crap that's why most people internationally watch Japanese Subs online, they not only killed otaku with this new law, they're also hurting their pop culture and economy along with it.

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    Default Re: Japan Passes Jail-for-Downloaders Anti-Piracy Law

    So, I'm looking at the article included in the OP's edit, and I have to ask...by that definition, would Let's Plays of Japanese games basically be illegal?

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    Default Re: Japan Passes Jail-for-Downloaders Anti-Piracy Law

    I would assume so yes and that also includes Japanese Fansubs as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poke Trainer J View Post
    This means that Japanese Subs won't be uploaded onto the Internet anymore since Japan has outlawed against it with this new law. They just killed the only reason why I watch One Piece and Cardfight!! Vanguard for their Subs.

    It's looking like Anime/Manga is officially dead in the U.S. no thanks to the Japanese Government. Most English Dubs over in the U.S. suck like crap that's why most people internationally watch Japanese Subs online, they not only killed otaku with this new law, they're also hurting their pop culture and economy along with it.
    I humbly disagree with that bold statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poke Trainer J View Post
    This means that Japanese Subs won't be uploaded onto the Internet anymore since Japan has outlawed against it with this new law. They just killed the only reason why I watch One Piece and Cardfight!! Vanguard for their Subs.

    It's looking like Anime/Manga is officially dead in the U.S. no thanks to the Japanese Government. Most English Dubs over in the U.S. suck like crap that's why most people internationally watch Japanese Subs online, they not only killed otaku with this new law, they're also hurting their pop culture and economy along with it.
    You do realize that even Japanese Subs are mediocre due to poor translation by the fans. Funimation and ViZ have great English dubs. And if anything, this law could help prevent spoilers until it comes ashore from Japan.

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    Default Re: Japan Passes Jail-for-Downloaders Anti-Piracy Law

    This means that Japanese Subs won't be uploaded onto the Internet anymore since Japan has outlawed against it with this new law. They just killed the only reason why I watch One Piece and Cardfight!! Vanguard for their Subs
    Cardfight!! Vanguard is legally available through Crunchyroll, and Funimation's website broadcasts the subbed version of One Piece as well.

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    Whether Subs, Dubs, or Raw, we are now deemed to be illegal if we watch anime online, or even download the anime.

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