Japan to Stop the Pirates….Yeah, Right.

There is a story over on TorrentFreak about the attempt to stop P2P exchange of copyrighted materials.

Following a huge increase in complaints from the music, movie and software industries, the four major Japanese ISP organizations have agreed that they will work with copyright holders to track down copyright infringing file-sharers and disconnect them from the internet.”

While I think there are lots of issues to be worked out around copyright and P2P, it just doesn’t seem like this sort of approach is going to have the sort of results they seem to be hoping for.  We could eventually look back on what is now brewing as the digitial equivalent of the war on drugs.  And we all know how well that’s been working out. 

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