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What are the penalties for copyright infringement?

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Under the Japanese Copyright Law, copyright infringement can result in punishment "by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or a fine not exceeding ten million Yen, or both" (Article 119).  For legal persons the maximum fine is three hundred million Yen (Article 124).  The right to demand cessation of infringing acts (Article 112) and claim compensation for damages is also afforded to the copyright owner.
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