27 Japanese Arrested for Uploading Anime, Manga, Games in 3 Days

Tamako Market, Kamen Rider Wizard, Detective Conan, SDN48's music video

Japanese police announced on February 22nd that 47 Prefectural Police Departments searched 124 places in Japan and arrested 27 Japanese people in three days from February 19th to 21st on suspicion of using file-sharing software (Share, Perfect Dark) to upload anime, manga, music videos, and video games to the internet without the permission from the copyright holders. As you know, uploading/distributing content of TV program without the permissions, even a part of it, is considered an illegal act. The illegally uploaded contents included the first episode of popular anime series Tamako Market and the newest tokusatsu series Kamen Ridar Wizard. Check the uploaded contents list for the 13 suspects provided by ACCS (Association of Copyright for Computer Software) below.


Uploaded contents:


・Manga "Q.E.D." 37th volume (Motohiro Katou)

・Music video  "Kimi wa Bokuda act 3 (Atsuko Maeda)

・PSP game  "AKB1/48 Idol to Guam de Koishitara..."

・Anime  "Zettai Karen Children" 32nd and other two episodes

・Tokusatsu  "Kamen Rider Wizard" 1st episode

・Anime  "Tamako Market" 1st episode

・Manga  "GANTZ" 10th volume (Hiroya Oku)

・Manga  "Detective Conan" 74th volume (Gosho Aoyama)

・Anime  "Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear" (12th film)

  Music video  "GAGAGA" (SDN48)

・Manga  "GANTZ" 358th episode (Hiroya Oku)

・Anime  "Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan" 1st episode

・Manga  "Kemeko Deluxe!" volume 1 (Masakazu Iwasaki)

・Anime  "Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yūutsu" 25th episode (used a video site)

Source: ACCS

Tamako Market image © Kyoto Animation / Usagiyama Shotengai



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