Anonymous OpJapan Launched

Just some times after Japan approved the anti-piracy bill, Anonymous hacktivist decided to launch the Operation Japan to protest against the way this bill was formulated.
According to the bill, internet users are not allow to download pirated music and videos. If caught downloading anything of these, a maximum of 2 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to ¥2 million will be the punishment. Below is an article published on Anonpr concerning this operation:
" #opJapan – Expect US

Greetings land of the rising sun, we are Anonymous.

In recent years the content industry, politicians, and governments throughout the world have dramatically increased their efforts to combat internet piracy and copyright infringement. Unfortunately in doing so they have often taken the wrong approach which has lead to draconian laws, infringements of basic rights, and severely stunting the growth of technological innovations.

Japan, home to some of the greatest technological innovations throughout history has now decided to go down the path as well and cave into the pressures of the content industry to combat piracy and copyright infringement. Earlier this week Japan approved an amendment to its copyright law which will give authorities the right to imprison citizens for up to two years simply for downloading copyrighted material

We at Anonymous believe strongly that this will result in scores of unnecessary prison sentences to numerous innocent citizens while doing little to solve the underlying problem of legitimate copyright infringement.

If this situation alone wasn’t horrible enough already, the content industry is now pushing ISPs in Japan to implement surveillance technology that will spy on and every single internet user in Japan. This would be an unprecedented approach and severely reduce the amount of privacy law abiding citizens should have in a free society.

To the government of Japan and the Recording Industry Association of Japan, you can now expect us the same way we have come to expect you in violating our basic rights to privacy and to an open internet.

We Are Anonymous
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget
Expect Us

Twitter: @op_japan
IRC: #opjapan


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