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Jun 13, 2010 9:59 PM

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According to Mainichi, Kyoto Police High-Tech Crime Office arrested a 14 year old boy for copyright infringement. He had reportedly been uploading scanned manga of "One Piece", "Naruto", "Gintama" and "Major" to Youtube before the official release date. The boy has already confessed to the crime.

Numbers of file sharing service users have been caught for uploading anime, but it's for the first time in Japan that a Youtube user is arrested for illegal streaming. The boy had been informing other users of the locations of the videos via Twitter.

Source: Mainichi, Yomiuri
related topic: Nationwide Roundup of Illegal Uploaders In Japan

Updated on June 15th
According to Sports Hochi, the boy is under suspicion of streaming 118 chapters of total 30 titles. Kyoto Police estimated the amount of damage to be two billion yen ($21 million). He had obtained the manga magazines 4 ~ 9 days before the release date and his videos were viewed more than 8 million times. He has been remaining silent about how he acquired the magazines and what motivated him to commit the crime. His blog has been owned by other 14 and 15 year old boys and the police is also questioning the two suspecting complicity.

Source: Sports Hochi

Updated on Jun 16th
According to Iza News, the boy has deposed that the purpose of the scan streaming was to earn money via the affiliate advertisements in his blog. The police said he has received more than 100,000 yen ($1090). He purchased a PC by the income from the blog.

Picture of the seized stuff from the boy's house

Source: Iza News
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Jun 13, 2010 10:03 PM
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lol the poor guy must have been scared shitless.
 
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Just saw this on ANN about 15 minutes ago.

Strange how he got the manga before it was even released, guess that's the first thing the police are gonna investigate.

 
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lol the poor guy must have been scared shitless.
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So it started.
Let us dig bunkers
 
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Man that sucks hardcore. Just one of those unlucky folk
 
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Poor kid could pretend he didn't know any better. He is, of course, just a 14 year old.
 
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Jun 13, 2010 10:13 PM

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serves him right. all these damn pirates who upload and download anime should be sent to jail!
 
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Jun 13, 2010 10:14 PM

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doeman said:
serves him right. all these damn pirates who upload and download anime should be sent to jail!


You're gay
 
Jun 13, 2010 10:17 PM

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Heck yeah, I'm tired of children being treated nicely by governments.

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Jun 13, 2010 10:17 PM
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LOOL
 
Jun 13, 2010 10:27 PM
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That's absolutely hilsarious.

I'll supposed he'll be used as an example from now on.
 
Jun 13, 2010 10:28 PM

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Haha, what a nincompoop xD
 
Jun 13, 2010 10:31 PM

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Hi, i like to apply for this job.

Uh.. Sorry we can't hire you.

May i ask why?

It says here in the crime records that you've been arrested and apparently arrested for uploading manga.

FFFFUUUUUU--

 
Jun 13, 2010 10:37 PM

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Poor kid. His actions cannot be condoned, but I also can't help but feel sorry for him.
 
Jun 13, 2010 10:40 PM

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OMG so the police in japan dont have any things better to do than arest a 14 year old boy for uploading manga, instead of other crimes

lol
thats it the worlds breakdown has begun, next they arrest a granny for clapping a dog on the head
i am going to be the i the one with the biggest manga pocket collgection

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enerjak said:
OMG so the police in japan dont have any things better to do than arest a 14 year old boy for uploading manga, instead of other crimes

lol
thats it the worlds breakdown has begun, next they arrest a granny for clapping a dog on the head


Yeah, it's not like there are different departments within the police force for different purposes or anything...
 
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Hi, i like to apply for this job.

Uh.. Sorry we can't hire you.

May i ask why?

It says here in the crime records that you've been arrested and apparently arrested for uploading manga.

FFFFUUUUUU--

I would love to see this situation
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Jun 13, 2010 10:49 PM

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The kid failed big time
 
Jun 13, 2010 10:53 PM

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Poor kid. I would have been super scared at that age..:(
 
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WTF Hah hah oh wow. The main reason he got in trouble is probably because he had them early.
 
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Man that must suck, it seems a little extreme when *Notices the part about him uploading them before they were released*....wait...what? Ok, this kid is smart or at least has connections, meh if he was able to do it before it got released I don't feel as sorry for him..........
 
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Why don't they go hunt down the real pirates instead of picking on a 14-year old boy?! it's not like he was selling them for profit

They have their priorities mixed up big time
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Before it was officially released..that's pretty crazy.
 
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Why don't they go hunt down the real pirates instead of picking on a 14-year old boy?! it's not like he was selling them for profit

They have their priorities mixed up big time


This. The "lost sales" are from bootleg copies, not shared copies.
 
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Raypture said:
reem791 said:
Why don't they go hunt down the real pirates instead of picking on a 14-year old boy?! it's not like he was selling them for profit

They have their priorities mixed up big time


This. The "lost sales" are from bootleg copies, not shared copies.


But if he was releasing them early wouldn't it make sense to find out HOW he was doing this, and the easiest way to do that is to arrest him and get him to tell where he was obtaining it from, and therefore close some holes in the company.
 
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Whoa..that boy had to have been defenseless...but you have to blame him for taking something like that to his actions...
 
Jun 13, 2010 11:23 PM

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doeman said:
serves him right. all these damn pirates who upload and download anime should be sent to jail!



you probably have never bought a single manga or dvd in your life. hahaha


i think the real question is where was he getting his sources.

second thing is, him using youtube was indicative of how clueless or naive he was.

if they make an example out of him, which they probably will, it will have been unfortunate. i think they should just scare him for a bit and then send him on his way.
 
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Honestly, I feel bad for this dude. I mean come on, he's 14. And besides, the funny thing about these people calling him an idiot and laughing at him, is that you're even worse: You're on your computer watching/reading anime/manga for FREE. Yet, when you hear some other person got caught for doing something that supplies you ungrateful wisecracks you just laugh and point as if it's something that only idiots would do. THAT is what is pathetic. Yeah, go ahead point and laugh till your sources of anime and manga finally shrivel up and die off, till there's nothing else to do but buy it yourself. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending this kid. He's done something wrong and is in trouble for doing it for whatever reasons. But the response I've read to it is just pitiful and disgusting.
 
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Poor boy, and of course police has nothing else to do...
I wonder how could he get those scans so early....
 
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Why for fucks sake someone is uploading manga to youtube ?!

 
Jun 13, 2010 11:30 PM

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Wow.. it shows how desperate these companies are XD

I hope that these companies go Bankrupt for what they're doing hehe

we must not let them control the market!!! >:) manga is for everyone to enjoy!!! hehe


 
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Poor guy' i wonder where he got those scans..
 
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wow, he was doing something so obviously illegal which means that either..
1. no one took the initiative to warn him (people were probably encouraging him to do it anyway)
2. he was just plain naive

but i dont know what's the big deal about viewing the scans before the released date.
waiting for a few more days would kill you? o.0
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I don't know whether i should laugh or do a facepalm....
Anyways, poor kid. I wonder how he got the scans be4 the release tho.

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Wow.. it shows how desperate these companies are XD

I hope that these companies go Bankrupt for what they're doing hehe

we must not let them control the market!!! >:) manga is for everyone to enjoy!!! hehe

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LOL I have a huge doubt about this story

I find it hard to believe that a 14 yr old kid could get his hands on those manga without the publishers knowing :)) (I thinks it's a conspiracy)


 
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Poor kid. I would have been super scared at that age..:(
 
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Why don't they go hunt down the real pirates instead of picking on a 14-year old boy?! it's not like he was selling them for profit

They have their priorities mixed up big time


Agreed.

 
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lol 14 year old kids can get in jail

here we can get to jail unless we are 18

we go to death camps xD

but poor kid , i am sorry for him
 
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LOL I have a huge doubt about this story

I find it hard to believe that a 14 yr old kid could get his hands on those manga without the publishers knowing :)) (I thinks it's a conspiracy)


I dont think it is leaked from way up but from the staff that manages the completed versions of the mangas when they are still in the digitized form before print.
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The scary thing is, that guy is the same age as me.
 
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I hope nothing bad happens to him. I'm completely ignorant of the law in japan btw.
 
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Hahahahahhahahahahahaaha.

Nothing else I can say.
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Poor boy, and of course police has nothing else to do...
I blame the gun laws. They are way too strict and not enough people are dying from them.

I also always *facepalm* whenever I see mangas uploaded to youtube. IT. MAKES. NO. SENSE.

MANGAS ARE MEANT FOR READING, NOT WATCHING.


 
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Honestly, I feel bad for this dude. I mean come on, he's 14. And besides, the funny thing about these people calling him an idiot and laughing at him, is that you're even worse: You're on your computer watching/reading anime/manga for FREE. Yet, when you hear some other person got caught for doing something that supplies you ungrateful wisecracks you just laugh and point as if it's something that only idiots would do. THAT is what is pathetic. Yeah, go ahead point and laugh till your sources of anime and manga finally shrivel up and die off, till there's nothing else to do but buy it yourself. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending this kid. He's done something wrong and is in trouble for doing it for whatever reasons. But the response I've read to it is just pitiful and disgusting.

Agreed @ these flaming leechers (but they probably didnt mean it), but i had to lol when i read the first post xD
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So it started.
Let us dig bunkers
Indeed. Takedown like this... make us people sad.
 
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Why are people sympathising with someone who has broken the law? They are in place for a reason and if broken, no matter how old the person breaking it is, they should be punished accordingly.

Also, like everyone, lol at the idiot uploading manga to youtube.


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LOL! XD


 
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Teaching children to share comes before giving them legal advice and teaching about copyright infringement laws.

... There's your problem.
 
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nippah said:
d4n13lr0x said:
Honestly, I feel bad for this dude. I mean come on, he's 14. And besides, the funny thing about these people calling him an idiot and laughing at him, is that you're even worse: You're on your computer watching/reading anime/manga for FREE. Yet, when you hear some other person got caught for doing something that supplies you ungrateful wisecracks you just laugh and point as if it's something that only idiots would do. THAT is what is pathetic. Yeah, go ahead point and laugh till your sources of anime and manga finally shrivel up and die off, till there's nothing else to do but buy it yourself. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending this kid. He's done something wrong and is in trouble for doing it for whatever reasons. But the response I've read to it is just pitiful and disgusting.

Agreed @ these flaming leechers (but they probably didnt mean it), but i had to lol when i read the first post xD

Agreed. I read the whole topic, and I sadly saw the replys.
"He did smth against the LAW, must be punished" yeah, yeah, you guys spoke like you guys didn't even break any single fucing law in your entire life. Pathetic.
(As if you guys some kind of holy saint guy)

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