Two men have been arrested for illegal sharing of copyrighted materials. The information was released in the past 24 hours. Although there have been various notes and materials explaining to people why they shouldn’t illegally share and promote copyrighted items, there are still people, adults moreover, that have decided to step over the law.
Officials of the Hyougo Prefecture Police department of Cyber Crimes has arrested a 32-year-old elementary school teacher who had shared through the internet an episode of each K-On!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Oreimo. According to the police statement, more than 1000 half an hour long anime episodes have been in possession of the man and there are suspicions that they have been also illegally acquired.
A 20-year-old male citizen of Nara Prefecture’s Kitakatsuragi District has been arrested under suspicion of illegal sharing of copyrighted materials without the owner’s permission. The man is accused of illegal streaming of the first episode of Minami-Ke! anime TV series through the internet. The file has been initially stored at Petit Soeur and then uploaded on the Himawari Douga portal.
Both arrests happened on Wednesday and both men’s computers and related items have been confiscated. Further investigation will take place for both cases.
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