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Police: Teen Put Manga from Overseas Sites on YouTube

posted on 2010-06-26 04:07 EDT

Kyoto's High-Tech Crime Task Force said that the 14-year-old student arrested for distributing manga before their official release dates on the YouTube website had obtained the manga images from overseas sites. The unnamed third-year middle-school student from Nagoya reportedly saw online video sites with uploaded manga images and realized that he could do the same thing himself.

The suspect allegedly uploaded 118 manga installments from 30 Weekly Shonen Jump and Weekly Shonen Sunday works — including One Piece, Naruto, Gintama, and Major — from December of 2009 to this month. The teenager's arrest was Japan's first for alleged copyright infringement on YouTube.

Source: Jiji Press


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