"Oreimo", "Haruhi", "Suite PreCure" Uploaders Arrested

Police raid against illegal anime uploaders continues in Japan

ACCS (The Association of Copyright for Computer Software) is reporting the latest arrest cases of illegal anime uploading in Japan. Today they posted the two separate cases of the same day.


On September 28, Hyogo Prefectural Police and Ashiya station arrested a 32-year-old local government employee from Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa, on suspicion of using Share file-sharing software to upload three anime episode files, including the first episode of the TV anime Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai and the twenty-eighth episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to the internet without the permission from the copyright holder of the series on August 1. The police found the suspect had uploaded 1.5 TB files. Most of them were manga and anime.


On the same day, Hyogo Police and Nishinomiya station also arrested a 27-year-old unemployed man from Kawabe District, Hyogo,on suspicion of using Share to upload the seventeenth episode of Danball Senki and the twenty-third episode of Suite PreCure on August 1. He had uploaded 2,400 files (3.7 TB). Most of them were anime.


Both suspects admitted their guilty and said that the purpose of uploading was to make downloading smoother. And the second suspect added, "I wanted to activate the Share users' community more".




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Source: ACCS


Suite PreCure image © TOEI Animation/ABC

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