International Currency of Bad… Stuff

There’s a lot of stuff going on right now that scares me.

A bill was recently passed in the Japanese Diet today that makes it illegal to download copyrighted content… but what about upload? The new law also states that search engines can now cache web pages, as it was previously illegal to do so.

This website has a better grasp of the situation than I do at the moment. Japan Copyright Law Amendment.

In other news, has anyone been keeping up with Iran? After Ahmadinejad announced he won the election, rioting took place in the streets, shots were fired, people have been killed, and now, websites have been demolished.

A group of Iranian hackers have been causing DoS attacks on a pile of Iranian government sites. I’ve been trying http://www.ahmadinejad.ir/ for a while now, and keep getting “server too busy” errors. Does anyone know what’s going on over there?

Things like this could cause wars, either a civil war, or even a world war.

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