Japan, the capital of the contemporary electronic entertainment, has just Put some regolations in the videogaming sector.
- Distribution of game save data editors and programs
- Distribution, selling, auctioning serial codes and product keys without the software maker’s permission
- Services that offer the editing/hacking of save data, and/or modifying/hacking game consoles
Are actions and services punisable by the local laws.
The sanctions consist in a 5 milions of yen fine max (Around $45,882.07 ). A not so small amount of money. Think twice before modding a console in the country of the rising sun !
The reason behind this goverment action maybe is discouragin people from profiting off other peoples products, like the recent case of Soulja Boy.