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Taiwan tightens up P2P laws

June 19, 2007

Taiwan‘s laws needed clarification after Kuro settled with the IFPI in 2005 and then the following year EZPeer won their case (subsequently going legit anyway). Billboard reports that recent changes to the law make those providing p2p software liable (criminally and civilly) for copyright infringment. It’s obviously easier to pass such a law when there are no longer major p2p operators in the country, but I suspect this will be used as an exemplar to other countries in the region. It’s also notable that this new law requires the operator to be making a ‘profit’ – there is suggestion that ‘profit’ may not have to be pecuniary.