44-year-old Projectionist Charged with Selling "K-ON! The Movie" Film Frames

"I thought I could make a lot of money."

On April 22, Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Hotogaya Station referred a 44-year-old ex-projectionist to prosecutors for selling film frames of the trailer of K-ON! The Movie on an internet auction site between August and October 2011. He is accused of the crime of professional embezzlement and infringement of the Copyright Law. The movie was released in Japan on December 3, 2011.

 

According to the police, the suspect cut five frames out from the actual trailer reel in August 2011 at the theater in Hakodate-city he used to work at the time. Then he put four frames of them up for auction on an internet auction site and sold them the successful bidder for 50,000 yen (about US$487). Actually, the bidder was Shochiku, the distribution company of the film. After the company consulted with the evidence, the police successfully found the suspect. He has already admitted the charge and said,

"Since they were valuable collectors items, I thought I could make a lot of money." He was fired from the

theater in January this year.

 

 

"K-ON! The Movie" DVD jacket

 

Source: NHK, Sankei Sport, Yomiuri

 

K-ON! image © Kakifly, Houbunsha/Sakura High Light Music Club


 


 

Related:

34-Year-Old Man Arrested for Disturbing Yukari Tamura's Concert

Police Sergeant Caught for Changing Price Tags on Kamen Rider Figure

36-Year-Old Unemployed Man Arrested for Uploading "Gintama" Manga

47-Year-Old Unemployed Man Arrested for Uploading "Berserk" Manga

Unemployed Man Arrested for Posting Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" on FC2 Site

Man Arrested for Uploading "Tamako Market" Anime Episode

Japan Maritime Self Defense Officer Arrested for Uploading "Black Jack" Anime Film

Man Arrested for Uploading "Minami-ke Tadaima" Anime Episode

Unemployed Man Arrested for Posting "Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!" Anime on FC2 Site

43-year-old Man Arrested for Uploading "81diver" Manga

 

 

Tags
crime, k-on!
Other Top News

20 Comments
Sort by: