Seminar – LawTechTalk

UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre

invite you to a free seminar
one of the 2008 Cyberspace Law and Policy Series


Who is the culprit? -- The impact of P2P software,
“ Winny”, and the legal response in Japan


Prof. Makoto Ibusuki, Professorial Visiting Fellow from Ritsumeikan University School of Law, Japan


Wednesday 19 March 2008


1-2pm, including time for questions and discussion


Theatre G2, ground floor
Faculty of Law building
UNSW lower campus (near Roundhouse), Kensington, Sydney



This presentation will cover aspects of Japanese copyright and criminal law illuminated by the Winny P2P file sharing cases.

"Winny, which can be obtained for free on the internet, is reportedly still used by up to 450,000 computers in Japan. Unlike US-based Napster, the renegade service that amassed as many as 70 million members before being shut down by the courts in 2001 for copyright violations, Winny does not rely on internet servers. It allows the anonymous exchange of files between two computers, facilitating the transfer of music and movie files - and obscene content. But Winny has also been said to suffer programming flaws vulnerable to virus and has been the source of a series of information leaks, including from a number of computers belonging to government and company officials who used the software privately." (from The Australian IT)

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  About the Speakers:

Prof. Makoto Ibusuki, is a Professorial Visiting Fellow from Ritsumeikan University School of Law, Japan


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