Winny Creator Found Innocent


In a surprise decision, an Osaka court has found Isamu Kaneko, the creator of Japan’s hugely popular anonymous P2P file-sharing program Winny, innocent of all charges.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 12, 2010 04:01

    This is like trying to jail the man that invented the gun, only becayse many people got killed by one...... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 21, 2009 13:53

    WIN anon 20:01... More

Sunshine Creation 43 Cancelled After Huge Virus Leak


Long running doujinshi event Sunshine Creation (Sankuri) has just had its latest opening (SC43) cancelled after a massive leak of participants personal data; the data leaked is said to cover some 20,000 people, and is now freely available to all comers on the Winny P2P network.

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  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2009 08:32

    its probably responsible to the dying economy EVERYWHERE!!!... More

  • onitake commented on January 22, 2009 01:34

    it wasn't a plane, fortunately (how is a windows app supposed to run on a special-purpose computer that might even have a proprietary os?), but the all nippon airways, and the okayama police prefecture that... More

Hard Labour for Anime Sharer

Anime Sharer vs Kyoto Court - Gundam Seed Battle

A man (34) has been sentenced to one and a half years of hard labour for the wicked crime of distributing anime online over dying P2P network Share, in what were the first arrests for Share use. The judge presiding, displaying an admirable understanding of the economics of intangible “property”, admonished him thus “It was like you were distributing bread you’d shoplifted from supermarket shelves”.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 8, 2009 23:26

    Okay, this wasn't meant to be a response to that post, but since it is anyway I'll address a point in it. I don't think the police have to divulge their methods if there's... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 8, 2009 23:21

    Is eighteen months of hard labor better or worse than being saddled with a two million dollar fine for sharing songs?... More

First Share Arrests

Laughing Man

It is being reported that three arrests have been made by Kyoto police for unauthorised distribution of copyrighted material (Gundam anime is mentioned) using anonymous P2P network Share, abortive successor to Winny, and these are the first arrests for using this network. Such reports do deserve critical reception, however, as they are inevitably presented such as to further the interests of law enforcement and copyright concerns, so some more careful analysis is required.

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  • Geerie commented on July 8, 2009 23:13

    this is certainly a time to sit down, chill the fuck out and update your p2p client to something this century.... More

  • kesadisan commented on July 8, 2009 23:11

    nice...boat...... More

P2P in Japan: Winny (RIP)

Winny is troubled

Anyone familiar with the file sharing networks peculiar to Japan will know Winny has long formed the mainstay, especially with successor Share having had development abandoned. However, Winny has fallen on hard times lately, and it may not be overstating the case to say that it is finally about to fade into irrelevance.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 7, 2009 10:59

    Baaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww... More


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