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Teacher Arrested for Uploading K-ON, Haruhi, Oreimo via Share Program

posted on 2011-09-28 23:26 EDT

The cyber crime unit of the Hyōgo Prefectural Police arrested Kōhei Miyagishi, a 32-year-old elementary school teacher from Kanazawa City, on Wednesday on suspicion of using the Share file-sharing software to upload anime online without the copyright holders' permission. According to a person connected to the investigation, the suspect uploaded an episode each from the K-ON!!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Oreimo anime off his personal computer in early August.

The suspect allegedly had over a thousand television anime episodes, each about 30 minutes long. The police are investigating how the suspect acquired the anime by analyzing the suspect's confiscated computer.

Sources: Sankei, Asahi


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