In an attempt to define fair use in cyberspace, the LDP will form a panel on intellectual property rights that will propose tougher laws against online copying of animation and game software.

Protection and the creative use of intellectual property are two of the government’s avowed goals for enhancing industrial competitiveness, and it is apparently starting to take notice of copying over the Internet that labels and studios claim have eaten into sales of music and video software.

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