News Man Arrested for Uploading Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger via Share Program
posted on 2012-01-16 23:50 EST
On January 11, police in Aichi Prefecture arrested a 26-year-old male company worker from the prefecture's Toyohashi City on suspicion of using the Share file-sharing software to upload the live-action special effects show Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger online without the permission of Toei, the copyright holder. According to the Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS), the suspect uploaded the series' 26th episode around September 16, 2011.
According to the police investigation, the suspect also uploaded obscene animation and drawings. The man said under deposition that he had been uploading anime for about four years because he wanted to make these titles available to people for free.
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger is Toei's 35th Super Sentai (Power Rangers) television series, and began airing in Japan on February 13, 2011.