Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications regulates equipment that can record unlimited copies of digital broadcasting

According to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun news report, Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications restricts the use of overseas manufactured equipment that can copy unlimited copies of terrestrial digital broadcasting etc for copyright protection.

Applicable devices include a digital high-definition television adapter "Friio (Free)"What kind of regulation will be done?

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, "Unlimited" machine regulation considered · Duplicate digital broadcasting program

According to this article, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications seems to consider in a direction to regulate the use of overseas-made equipment that can record terrestrial digital broadcasting programs and copy unlimitedly.

This is because copyright holders and performers' interests were infringed by copying indefinitely because the picture quality is not degraded even if the digital program is duplicated, it is because it judged that it could hinder the development of the contents industry.

The discussion committee on the promotion of digital content distribution, etc. will be held on July 27. It is planned that discussions on countermeasures by experts will be held, among which revision of copyright law and revision of DVD recorder We will discuss discussions such as introducing a new certification system for recordable devices.

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