News Teacher Suspended, Fined for Uploading K-ON, Haruhi, Oreimo
posted on 2011-11-22 23:56 EST
The Ishikawa Board of Education announced on Tuesday that it suspended a 33-year-old male teacher for two months, after he was arrested for uploading K-ON!! and other videos online without the copyright holders' permission.
The cyber crime unit of the Hyōgo Prefectural Police arrested Kōhei Miyagishi in September on suspicion of using the Share file-sharing software to upload an episode each from the K-ON!!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Oreimo anime off his personal computer in early August.
The Amagasaki Court had ordered the suspect to pay a fine of 400,000 yen (about US$5,100), and he complied on October 18. According to the Board of Education's investigation, the suspect had repeated the same offenses for the past several years and therefore described his actions as "very rash."
Source: Sports Nippon