Turnstyle on Monday, Jun. 25th
Backing up content from a DVD could land you two years in prison or a fine up to two million yen ($25,000) in accordance with a copyright law just passed by Japan’s legislature.
One lawyer says the law even includes activities like watching a YouTube video.
To be subject to the law, you must be aware that the material is illegal to download. Opponents, including some legislators, worry that the law could catch young people in its dragnet.
Previous laws on the books only subjected uploaders to fines and prison time.
Wired has more.