News 2 Put on Trial for Posting Yowamushi Pedal, Other Manga Online
posted on 2017-12-06 20:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Morioka district court held the first trial for two suspects charged with illegally uploading and offering manga such as Yowamushi Pedal and The Seven Deadly Sins on a foreign site. One of the defendants would allegedly scan and upload the manga, while the other would make it available on the site.
The suspects were arrested in October, and indicted on November 8. According to the written indictment, the suspects allegedly uploaded manga chapters from at least 13 different magazines, such as Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion and Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine, from June to July. They both allegedly profited from ad revenue.
In their trial, the suspects maintained the veracity of the written indictment.
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