Japanese ISPs Plan To Disconnect P2P Users
According to reports, Japanese Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are scheming to disconnect users who illegally download files from the leading Peer-To-Peer file sharing sites. The tactics were revealed by Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, who stated that ISPs would begin by sending e-mails to users who repeatedly downloaded illegally copied music and movies, and terminate their connections if they did not heed the warnings. How exactly the ISPs would determine what was a legal or illegal “file” was not determined.
The Internet companies will set up a committee next month involving record labels, movie studios, and other copyright holders to draft the new guidelines for booting P2P users, which would be among the strictest to date. France and the UK are also introducing similar measures.