Nakamata focuses on the recent move to a right of import for recordings (輸入権) and links it with the emergence of Copy Controlled CDs (CCCD) on the Japanese market. His analysis seems to make sense – a CD import ban would limit the choice of the Japanese consumer to the Copy Controlled variant of the CD he or she likes to buy; an imported, cheaper and less-restricted (but legal!) alternative won’t be available any longer. Nakamata states that this is part of the Japanese government’s wacky plan to become a ‘nation built on intellectual property’ (知的財産立国) – I’m afraid he’s right.
Link credit: Copy & Copyright Diary, where you can also find 4 other links to articles about the recent 輸入権 fuss.