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Japanese Internet Providers To Ban File Sharers


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Debates are raging around the world regarding exactly what role Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, should have when it comes to the illegal swapping of music or movie files. In the U.S., Comcast has already taken steps to block those who would share files, while Verizon has made it clear that it has no intentions to monitor those it provides service to. In Japan, though, the debates are over, as the country's four ISPs have decided to start using software to find, monitor, and potentially disconnect file sharers.


Today the Japanese Internet Providers Association (JAIPA) officially released a draft version of the 'Bandwith control guidelines' for ISP's. If you can handle some Japanese, click here to read.



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