Man Arrested for Posting "Kamen Rider Fourze" on Korean Video Sharing Site

copyright infringement for money and fame

On February 23, Community Safety Planning Division of Gunma Prefectural Police and Maebashi station arrested a 44-year-old office worker from Sapporo-city, Hokkaido, on suspicion of posting the 10th episode of the popular tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Fourze on a Korean video sharing site Pandora TV without the permission from the copyright holder, Toei, ACCS (The Association of Copyright for Computer Software) reported. The police says this is the first arrest case in Japan due to copyright infringement using Pandora TV. The suspect admitted his guilt. The operating company of Pandora TV has its headquarters in Seoul, the capital city of Korea.


According to the report, the suspect posted the Kamen Rider Fourze episode on the Pandora TV site on November 13, 2011. The police had already seized the six evidences including his PCs and hard discs from his house on the day of arrest. He confessed that he wanted to make money from

advertising revenue through affiliate programs and also wanted to be famous by posting videos.

The police suspects that he had uploaded about 1,700 videos on Pandora TV and FC2.




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Fourze image © Ishimori pro/TV Asahi/ADK/TOEI

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