Manga Creator Hitode Jinbo Arrested for File-Sharing
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Miyagi prefectural police arrested adult manga creator Hitode Jinbo (Haruna no Himitsu Mite Kudasai, Kazoku de Ikō yo!) in Kanagawa Prefecture on February 19 on suspicion of uploading video games, animated videos, and other files online without the copyright holders' permission. The 38-year-old suspect allegedly used the file-sharing program Share.
Game and animation developer A1c, as well as one other company, had contacted the Miyagi prefectural police with a complaint about certain files being uploaded online, and the police began an investigation with A1c's cooperation.
According to the Ethics Organization of Computer Software (EOCS), the police arrested the suspect after he allegedly used three computers to use Share to upload about 15,000 files online for users to download.