It seems that Japanese police's cyber patrol units have been very active recently. On November 27, Fukuoka Prefectural Police's Cyber Crime Division arrested a 43-year-old self-employed man on suspicion of uploading the 12th episode of Kyoto Animation's Tamako Market TV anime. Hit the jump for more details.
On November 20, Shimane Prefectural Police's Consumer and Environmental Division arrested a 39-year-old male Japan Maritime Self Defense officer on suspicion of uploading the 1996 anime film Black Jack: The Movie to the internet without the copyright holder Tezuka Productions' permission. Hit the jump for more details.
On October 25, Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Cyber Crime Control Office and Kamakura Station referred a 32-year-old male office worker to the Yokohama district public prosecutor's office on suspicion of using the file-sharing software Share to upload the 10th episode of the Minami-ke Tadaima TV anime to the internet. Hit the jump for more details.
On September 25, Hiroshima Prefectural Police arrested a 39-year-old female company president on suspicion of selling four unauthorized cosplay jackets of the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger characters. The company had produced more than 4,000 cosplay costumes without the permission of the copyright owners and earned about 300,000,000 yen (US$ 3 million) in five years. Hit the jump for more details.
Hokkaido Prefectural Police arrested a 26-year-old unemployed man on July 17 on suspicion of selling mouse pads featuring Amnesia anime characters without the copyright holder's permission. The anime adaptation of the popular PSP otome game was produced early this year. Hit the jump for more details.
ACCS reported on June 10th that Yamagata Prefectural Police arrested a 43-year-old unemployed man on June 6th on suspicion of posting the ninth episode of TV anime Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! onto a video-sharing website FC2 without the copyright holder of the anime, Kyoto Animation's permission. Hit the jump for more details.
The endless war between the Japanese police and illegal anime/manga uploaders still continues. ACCS (Association of Copyright for Computer Software) reported today that Shimane Prefectural Police arrested a 43-year-old male office worker who uploaded the second volume of Yokusaru Shibata's 81diver manga to the internet. Check the details after the jump.
As we have reported, the Japanese police have no mercy for illegal anime uploaders. On April 15th, Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Cyber Crime Control Office and Minami Station arrested a 34-year-old male temporary dispatch worker on suspicion of uploading three anime programs including the 8th episode of Accel World to the Internet. Hit the jump for more details.
ACCS (Association of Copyright for Computer Software) reported on April 15th that Fukuoka prefectural police referred a 39-year-old unemployed man who illegally uploaded anime, manga, and video games to the internet to the Fukuoka district public prosecutor's office on 11th. He turned himsel in to the police last December. Hit the jump for more details.
Say you've been slaving away drawing steamy scenes between Madoka Magica's Mami and Pokemon's Ash, take a break and discover that Google searches are returning links to pirated versions of your doujinshi. How do you address that injustice? Nounanka has the solution, and, in manga-ish form, has instructed the artists on Japanese online community Pixiv how to send a Digital Millennium Copyright Act complaint. Get a look after the jump.
The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) announced on March 14th that they have filed lawsuits against two persons in Wakayama and Kagoshima prefecture who used file-sharing software to upload popular Japanese songs, anime theme songs, and TV programs administered by JASRAC to the internet without the permission. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese police announced yesterday that they searched 124 places in Japan and arrested 27 people in three days from February 19th to 21st on suspicion of using file-sharing software to upload anime, manga, music videos, and video games to the internet without the permission from the copyright holders. Hit the jump for more details.
On October 30th, Hiroshima Prefectural Police arrested a 45-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of using Share file-sharing software to upload the episodes of the TV anime series Sankarea and Eureka Seven:AO to the internet without the permission from the copyright holders. Hit the jump for more details.
A new Japanese law taking effect today is set to punish the downloaders and not just the uploaders of pirated material. To stem copying of music and movies, possession of pirated content can now be punishable by up two years in prison and fines of nearly 2 million yen (U.S. $25,679). More after the jump.
By September 28th, the Yamaguchi prefectural police arrested two men from Yamaguchi on suspicion of using Share file-sharing software to upload Eureka Seven: AO and Mardock Scramble: The First Compression to the Internet illegally. One of the suspect had been called "God" among the fans. Hit the jump for more details.