Kyoto Police Arrest 2 Chinese Suspects for Uploading Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler

Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested two Chinese company workers, Liang Wang (30) and Wangyi Yang (20), on Wednesday on suspicion of violating the Japanese Copyright Act. Kyoto Prefectural Police found both suspects by using their computer IP addresses.

According to the police, both suspects admitted to the charge, and Yang claimed to be a member of "Subtitle Group" (字幕组), a Chinese group that uploads video, including Japanese anime, with Chinese subtitles. Among other charges, Wang is suspected of using file-sharing software to upload The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance in July, and Yang is suspected of uploading Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Drei!! in August.

Source: Sankei West

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