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[Retraction] Japanese TV Companies Give a Warning to KeyHoleTV

by dtshyk
Apr 1, 2009 10:34 PM | 7 Comments
This news was retracted.
Dr. Tamabechi announced in his blog that the e-mail he received turned out to be a fake. Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS) looked into the case immediately after the news was reported by the mass media and confirmed no one sent such an e-mail.

Source: Tamabechi's blog


Tamabechi Hideo, the developer of KeyHoleTV and the CEO of Cognitive Research Labo, announced in his blog that he received a warning from the association of Japanese TV companies. They demanded immediate cease of the illegal streamings. Dr. Tamabechi stressed that the users are allowed to stream their own material and asked them to stop infringing copyrights.

KeyHoleTV is a free software for a P2P broadcasting. It was developed by Tamabechi Hideo and Cognitive Research Labo to conduct an experiment under the command of Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The experiment was finished in 2007 but the system itself remains functioning. KeyHoleTV is often illegally used for the streaming of Japanese TV programs including anime.

Source: Tamabeshi Hideo's blog
Source: Gigazine
Source: KeyHoleTV on Japanese Wikipedia

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haha, never heard of keyhole TV might give it a whirl, seems intresting. It would be more awesome than it sounds if it had a subtitle optionXD
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Apr 5, 2009 1:50 PM by TiamatBunny

kuroshiroi said:
ukonkivi said:
Oh yay, we foreigners may have lost another Japanese Television watching resource!
Next plan: Move to Japan.


Or subscribe to their cable.

Apr 3, 2009 4:16 AM by Rebella

News retracted
KeyHoleTV survived.

Apr 2, 2009 5:00 PM by dtshyk

Great....now we're probably gonna lose another source >_<

Apr 2, 2009 7:37 AM by Cookie-chan-

ukonkivi said:
Oh yay, we foreigners may have lost another Japanese Television watching resource!
Next plan: Move to Japan.

Apr 2, 2009 3:14 AM by kuroshiroi

Oh yay, we foreigners may have lost another Japanese Television watching resource!

Apr 1, 2009 11:25 PM by ukonkivi

oh when will they learn?

Apr 1, 2009 11:09 PM by kisami