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Re: Kaneko Isamu (aka creator of "Winny") acquitted by Japanese court
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 06:52:13 PM »
A victory for common sense. The tool maker is not responsible for what people end up using the tools for. The fact that it had to appealed at all is rather disturbing.

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Re: Kaneko Isamu (aka creator of "Winny") acquitted by Japanese court
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 11:25:48 AM »
It would have been bizarre to not drop the charges against him. Unless he specifically encouraged people to violate copyright laws, he did nothing wrong.

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Re: Kaneko Isamu (aka creator of "Winny") acquitted by Japanese court
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 03:51:02 AM »
*sigh* They are appealing to the supreme court.

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Re: Kaneko Isamu (aka creator of "Winny") acquitted by Japanese court
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 12:01:57 PM »
Happens.

I doubt it will get any further, really. Well, there's better p2p software out there, anyway.

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Re: Kaneko Isamu (aka creator of "Winny") acquitted by Japanese court
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 05:59:59 AM »
Happens.

I doubt it will get any further, really. Well, there's better p2p software out there, anyway.

Hopefully they will refuse to have a hearing. Someone clearly has too much money to spend on legal fees. This guy must be pretty gutsy. There are probably a lot of people out there who would have just given up and settled because of the legal fees.

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Re: Kaneko Isamu (aka creator of "Winny") acquitted by Japanese court
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 01:02:12 PM »
i hope nothing happens to him, he's done nothing wrong IMO

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