Man Arrested for Posting Gundam UC 3 on Nico Nico Douga

The suspect says, "I knew it's illegal."

On August 23, Tachikawa station of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 46-year-old unemployed man from Ikeda-cho, Nagano, on suspicion of posting the third episode of the OVA series "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn" on a popular video sharing website Nico Nico Douga without the copyright holders' permissions.


According to TMPD, the suspect uploaded the third episode of "Gundam Unicorn" on Nico Nico Douga from his own PC at home on March 7 and 8, 2011. The suspect says, "I posted the material I had downloaded from the Internet", "I did it, even though I knew it's illegal", "I didn't do it for money".


The Blue-ray disc of the third episode of "Gundam Unicorn", which was released on April 7, sold 87,000 copies in Japan to top Oricon's Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The DVD also sold 45,000 copies on its first week.


"Gundam Unicorn" Ep.3 trailer


Source: Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei


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