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P2P software developer reprieved in Japan

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

The Supreme Court of Japan has upheld a lower court decision to find the creator of peer-to-peer file sharing software Winny not guilty of abetting copyright infringement

The decision ends a seven-year ordeal for Isamu Kaneko, a former researcher at Tokyo University, who was arrested in May 2004 by the Kyoto prefectural police and found guilty by the city's District Court in December 2006.

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