News Man Arrested for Uploading Precure, Danbōru Senki via Share Program
posted on 2011-10-04 00:43 EDT
On September 28, police in Hyōgo Prefecture arrested a 27-year-old unemployed male from the prefecture's Kawabe District on suspicion of using the Share file-sharing software to upload anime online without the copyright holders' permission. According to the Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS), the suspect uploaded the 23rd episode of Suite Precure and the 17th episode of Danbōru Senki (Little Battlers eXperience) around August 1.
According to the police investigation, the suspect allegedly had 2,400 files of animated videos — about 3.7 terabytes — uploaded via Share. Police seized a personal computer after a search of the suspect's home on the day of his arrest.
The ACCS also provided more information about the previously announced arrest of a teacher for uploading anime via Share. The teacher was also arrested on September 28. The teacher allegedly uploaded about 1.5 terabytes of animated works and manga, including Oreimo, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and K-ON!!