In their new “Intellectual Property Strategic Program 2008”, the Japanese government aims to stop unauthorized online sharing of content and distribution. While the report doesn’t specifically mention fansubbing, it does leave hints that this year will lay the foundation for tackling this problem on a global scale.
Anime is a multi-billion dollar industry in Japan. It is only logical that they want to make sure they continue to see that money stay in Japan. To read the full Intellectual Property Strategic Program 2008,visit the English translation. Via Sankaku Complex.