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The American Average



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:41 am Reply with quote
Get 'em! no one stores anime online with the Japanese police watching.
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maxxjulie



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:56 am Reply with quote
thank god these dangerous criminals are being dealt with. the world is now now a safer place.
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Daimao Raki



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:02 am Reply with quote
Either they are going to go after more people or just stop doing this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:12 am Reply with quote
Lets make sure to let out some murders to make room for these guys who are obviously a danger to society. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:36 pm Reply with quote
archaron wrote:
Lets make sure to let out some murders to make room for these guys who are obviously a danger to society. Laughing

Unlike the United States, Japan does not have any problems with prison overcrowding.

At the end of 2009, their prison population was 75,250, compared to 2,424,279 in the United States.

(The populations of the two countries at that time were 127.5 million for Japan, 307 million in the United States).

In other words, unlike us, Japan can sweat the small stuff.
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Banden



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:57 pm Reply with quote
TheAncientOne wrote:
In other words, unlike us, Japan can sweat the small stuff.


If by "sweat the small stuff" you mean "make up the difference".

"Hey everybody, I've got this great idea! Let's come up with some excuses to imprison about a million more of our citizens! We have the space for it!"
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Tomibiki



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:14 pm Reply with quote
...I'm reading these posts with the feigned ignorance that Japanese police = effective.
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Anymouse



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:30 pm Reply with quote
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"Hey everybody, I've got this great idea! Let's come up with some excuses to imprison about a million more of our citizens! We have the space for it!"
"The War on Piracy!" "It will save our children from becoming unethical losers."
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JDuks



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:41 pm Reply with quote
They were storing some random stuff. I feel like if they were going to store something offsite, it would be a rather large horde of anime and TV shows, not 10 or so random episodes. It seems ridiculous for someone to actually be arrested for such a small amount of piracy.
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egoist
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:23 pm Reply with quote
TheAncientOne wrote:
At the end of 2009, their prison population was 75,250, compared to 2,424,279 in the United States.

Isn't that about the amount of teenagers left in Japan?
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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:12 pm Reply with quote
exactly how does the japanese police have the authority to search and seize someone's storage? or is this article mislabeled as the people were storing and 'sharing' those files for download.
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TheAncientOne



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:31 pm Reply with quote
potatochobit wrote:
exactly how does the japanese police have the authority to search and seize someone's storage? or is this article mislabeled as the people were storing and 'sharing' those files for download.

From the article:
"...for an unknown number of Internet users to access".
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MrHatandClogs



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:32 pm Reply with quote
potatochobit wrote:
exactly how does the japanese police have the authority to search and seize someone's storage? or is this article mislabeled as the people were storing and 'sharing' those files for download.


To me it sounds like they were archiving for a ddl share site.

Ok, I'm all for the "War on Piracy", but this is getting a little ridiculous.
Now they are gonna start searching every anime site, and arresting the archivers?
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