Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Upload Of Crap

Digital cameras lead to a new form of piracy. The Harry Potter leak is only the latest example; authorities in Japan have been trying to crack down on digital shoplifting for years. Japanese shoppers have been using their phones to take snapshots of content like hairstyles and clothing from magazines and sending the images to friends to discuss. Apparently the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association doesn’t like this and is describing this practice as information theft, so they’ve launched a whole ad campaign discouraging it. Do you think taking a picture inside a store is really shoplifting?

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