On May 31, Kaminoyama station and the social affairs & environmental division of Yamagata Prefectural Police arrested a 32-year-old office worker from Tendo-city, Yamagata, on suspicion of using Share file-sharing software to upload the Bakuman. anime to the Internet without the copyright holder's permission.This is the first arrest case for copyright infringement using Share in Yamagata.
On May 11, Chiba Prefectural Police's Ohmiya station and the anti-cyber crime unit arrested a 51-year-old male office worker from Kita-Kyusyu-city, Fukuoka, on suspicion of uploading the video footages of Arashi, a popular boys idol group, on YouTube without the copyright holder's permission. The man has already confessed to the crime. This is the first arrest case for uploading videos on YouTube in Japan.