38-year-old Man Arrested for Posting "GATE" Episodes onto Video Sharing Site

The founder of the site has been placed on a nation-wanted list

On December 2, the joint investigation headquarters consisting of police headquarters in Kyoto, Shimane, Yamaguchi and Kochi arrested a 38-year-old male office worker from Osaka-city on suspicion of copyright infringement (infringement of public transmission rights).

 

According to the police, the suspect posted the first and another one episode of GATE: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri TV anime onto video-sharing website FC2 via its "FC2 Live" service without the copyright holder Warner Entertainment Japan's' permission on September 4, 2015. The police already searched his house and seized his PCs. The suspect has admitted his charge and said that he wanted to share values with others by streaming the anime on the internet.

 

FC2 has been infamous for being a place to share illegally uploaded videos. The founder of the site in his 40s has been placed on a nation-wanted list by Japanese police. He is believed to be staying in the

U.S. to acquire the U.S. Citizenship.

 

 

Source: The Association of Copyright for Computer Software

 

"GATE" image © Takumi Yanai, Alpha Police/GATE Production Committee


 

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