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MPAA Urges Japan On Pic Pirate Issue

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Tokyo International Film Festival on 21 October, Bob Pisano, President and Interim CEO, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), called the increase of online intellectual theft “alarming” and an “epidemic”.

Pisano said he believed the adoption of measures such as the Graduated Response and Site Blocking will “slow the spread of the disease”.

Graduated Response is a method of dealing with illegal online file sharing by an escalating series of sanctions against identified repeat infringers.

In Japan, lawmakers have amended Article 30 of the Copyright Law to make it illegal to download music or movies distributed on the Internet without the authorization of right holders.

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