33 People Arrested for Illegal Uploading of Anime, Films in 3 Days

The 5th nationwide roundup of illegal uploaders In Japan

For the three days from February 25 to 27, 45 Prefectural Police Departments across Japan (except Wakayama and Osaka) have conducted a wholesale arrest of internet users who uploaded anime, manga, music, and films illegally via file sharing software. According to the National Police Agency's February 28 press release, they searched 123 places and arrested 33 people on suspicion of copyright infringement (an infringement of public transmission rights) this time. 24 were Share users, 6 used Cabos, one for Perfect Dark and Winny, and one uploaded to the FC2 site.


The police have found the 2013 Hollywood film Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steels, and Japanese manga Initial D, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya had been uploaded to the internet without the permission from the copyright holders. This is the fifth nationwide roundup of the illegal sharing software users in Japan. In the February 2013 roundup, they arrested 27.



Also on February 28, Fukuoka Prefectural Police uniquely announced that they arrested three men from

Osaka, Nara, Aichi, on suspicion of using file-sharing software Cabos to upload Japanese idol singer Kyary

Pamyu Pamyu's 2013 5th single "Ninja Re Bang Bang" to the internet without the copyright holder's

permission. Then Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectuarl police announced the arrest of a 40-year-old

office worker who uploaded Sunrise's on-going TV anime Gundam Build Fighters and one other title.



Source: Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the National Police Agency, Nishinihon Shimbun, Mainichi


Haruhi manga image

© Nagaru TANIGAWA, Noizi ITO




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

Tokyo Man Arrested for Uploading "Accel World" Anime Episode

39-year-old Unemployed Man Arrested for Uploading "Hyouka" Anime and "Gintama" Manga

JASRAC Sues Illegal Anime Theme Song Uploaders

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

Man Arrested for Uploading "Sankarea" & "Eureka Seven: AO"



piracy, anime
Other Top News

Sort by: