Man Arrested for Uploading Index II via Share Program

posted on by Egan Loo

Police arrested a 40-year-old male company worker from Aichi Prefecture's Iwakura City on Wednesday 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, the suspect uploaded the eighth episode of Toaru Majutsu no Index II around June 25. He allegedly uploaded 20,000 or more anime videos, mostly for mature audiences — about 2.7 terabytes. Police seized two personal computers and five hard disks after a search of the suspect's home on the day of his arrest.

The suspect allegedly told the police that he had been using the earlier file-sharing software Winny about a decade ago, and he moved to the Share network three to four years ago because it had the uploaded files that he wanted.


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