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14 Year Old Boy Arrested For Uploading One Piece Scans To Youtube [Update Jun 15]

by dtshyk
Jun 13, 2010 9:59 PM | 235 Comments
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

20 of 235 Comments Recent Comments

What about doujins? Aren't they are more important?

Oct 7, 2010 1:29 AM by -applejack

Haha, I guess Rainbow just got themselves a 8th character :P

Oct 6, 2010 12:36 PM by Jesuvius

Wow, $21 f-ing million?! That's just pitiful. Poor kid, he's probably going to be screwed for life with that fine. While real criminals, are still on the street and will get a lighter fine.

I can see if they were trying to do this as an example to others to try to "scare pirates/uploaders", but I have a better idea: Why not give a harsh penalty to someone who is illegally selling pirated anime/manga? As they actually deserve a punishment, but not even a $100,000 fine.

It's not like the people who watched the manga on YouTube are going to stop buying manga.. All these companies fail to understand that even if people pirate things, they are still going to buy stuff. There was even a study somewhere saying that people who pirate things actually buy more then the people who don't. If they don't pirate stuff, they probably wouldn't buy a copy a whatever anyways because they might not be sure they like it/not worth their money.

e: I really wanna know where they came up with $21 million.

Oct 2, 2010 5:10 PM by GreenGiant

ukonkivi said:

Why aren't there more jokes like that in this thread?


Agreed. Please continue.

Oct 2, 2010 4:47 AM by SoraKuro

The irony about how this is about a Pirating manga is still not old.
Seriously, the Kyoto Police may not condone this, but Luffy sure would.

They should teach all those One Piece pirates a lesson that pirating isn't good, for so much delicious it cannot be contained.
I want to start a petition to make the entire manga illegal, on grounds of piracy.

Bless that kid, he's a real Pirate just like his heroes.
Why aren't there more jokes like that in this thread?

Oct 2, 2010 2:47 AM by ukonkivi

One word somes this all up... OWNED

Oct 1, 2010 5:58 PM by Merkul

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


didnt you read the whole thing... he was arrested for uploading manga that was not even published out by the publisher and sold to the public yet

Oct 1, 2010 2:29 AM by weijie

detonator238 said:
Kracksickles said:
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


Me too.. it's so funny .. the boys is 14 are they crazy or what ..

Oct 1, 2010 1:57 AM by gAbCh17Yy

I feel bad for him, but it's definitely not something they can let slide. $21 million dollars is crazy a lot, and the fact that he didn't realize the impact doesn't come close to making up for it...

Jun 21, 2010 11:41 PM by Guy32

Poor boy. Hopefully he won't become someone's prison biyatch.

Jun 19, 2010 8:49 AM by Gonee

gr33nm4n said:
guyklc said:
I am totally laughing at how popular this thread is. Also:

gr33nm4n said:
YoungVagabond said:
gr33nm4n said:

The Japanese juvenile justice system is heavily focused toward rehabilitation, and only falls back on punishment when rehabilitation has failed, or if the crime is so heinous that it justifies elevation to a traditional criminal (adult) court. While the Japanese did stiffen their laws up about a decade ago, in practice only death penalty or life imprisonment type cases qualify.


i.e. HE WON'T GO TO JAIL.

In fact, this fine will probably be overturned if not DRASTICALLY reduced.


You're wasting your keystrokes. Most people who post in these topics don't read the other replies or even care about the truth of the matter, but just want to "contribute".

So while you're absolutely correct, rest assured there will be at least a few dozen more posts lamenting his impending incarceration.



Siiiigh, although I've come to realize that, I still find it incredibly hard not to point it out.


ftw. I love how this conversation is going on while just about everybody else in the thread are totally oblivious to the posts quoted.


Seriously, between this and the karete kid thread, I might as well go outside and fuck a football. Even THAT would probably have better results.
There's scary things outside, like people. These threads are always fun to read though, not for it's content but for the users who don't understand the content.

Jun 18, 2010 4:04 PM by Yup

guyklc said:
I am totally laughing at how popular this thread is. Also:

gr33nm4n said:
YoungVagabond said:
gr33nm4n said:

The Japanese juvenile justice system is heavily focused toward rehabilitation, and only falls back on punishment when rehabilitation has failed, or if the crime is so heinous that it justifies elevation to a traditional criminal (adult) court. While the Japanese did stiffen their laws up about a decade ago, in practice only death penalty or life imprisonment type cases qualify.


i.e. HE WON'T GO TO JAIL.

In fact, this fine will probably be overturned if not DRASTICALLY reduced.


You're wasting your keystrokes. Most people who post in these topics don't read the other replies or even care about the truth of the matter, but just want to "contribute".

So while you're absolutely correct, rest assured there will be at least a few dozen more posts lamenting his impending incarceration.



Siiiigh, although I've come to realize that, I still find it incredibly hard not to point it out.


ftw. I love how this conversation is going on while just about everybody else in the thread are totally oblivious to the posts quoted.


Seriously, between this and the karete kid thread, I might as well go outside and fuck a football. Even THAT would probably have better results.

Jun 18, 2010 4:00 PM by weilxcbuil

DAMAGE 2 BILLION HAHAHAH SRSLY CORRUPTED CAPITLIST SHITHEADS TRYING TO MAKE EXAGGERATED EXAMPLES

rather go arrest mafia and politicans misusing taxes thx

Jun 18, 2010 3:56 PM by rmd12

I am totally laughing at how popular this thread is. Also:

gr33nm4n said:
YoungVagabond said:
gr33nm4n said:

The Japanese juvenile justice system is heavily focused toward rehabilitation, and only falls back on punishment when rehabilitation has failed, or if the crime is so heinous that it justifies elevation to a traditional criminal (adult) court. While the Japanese did stiffen their laws up about a decade ago, in practice only death penalty or life imprisonment type cases qualify.


i.e. HE WON'T GO TO JAIL.

In fact, this fine will probably be overturned if not DRASTICALLY reduced.


You're wasting your keystrokes. Most people who post in these topics don't read the other replies or even care about the truth of the matter, but just want to "contribute".

So while you're absolutely correct, rest assured there will be at least a few dozen more posts lamenting his impending incarceration.



Siiiigh, although I've come to realize that, I still find it incredibly hard not to point it out.


ftw. I love how this conversation is going on while just about everybody else in the thread are totally oblivious to the posts quoted.

Jun 17, 2010 5:16 PM by guyklc

Will they put me in jail too because I have anime? ):

Jun 17, 2010 7:33 AM by Slykain

Onibokusu said:
DoubleDango said:
TrueUchiha said:
well now we all know that we should never upload scans on youtube >.< use imageshack and post the pictures on a forum or something but come one youtube thats just lol


Who reads manga off youtube...?


Over 8 million Japanese people.


Lol.

Jun 16, 2010 1:45 AM by Yanoflies

YoungVagabond said:
gr33nm4n said:

The Japanese juvenile justice system is heavily focused toward rehabilitation, and only falls back on punishment when rehabilitation has failed, or if the crime is so heinous that it justifies elevation to a traditional criminal (adult) court. While the Japanese did stiffen their laws up about a decade ago, in practice only death penalty or life imprisonment type cases qualify.


i.e. HE WON'T GO TO JAIL.

In fact, this fine will probably be overturned if not DRASTICALLY reduced.


You're wasting your keystrokes. Most people who post in these topics don't read the other replies or even care about the truth of the matter, but just want to "contribute".

So while you're absolutely correct, rest assured there will be at least a few dozen more posts lamenting his impending incarceration.



Siiiigh, although I've come to realize that, I still find it incredibly hard not to point it out.

Jun 16, 2010 1:33 AM by weilxcbuil

this kid sucks at life...
youtube is going down the pooper
boys and girls crime doesn't pay for stupid people...
lol

Jun 16, 2010 1:02 AM by StonerWithABoner

So poor kid ;/. They'll crush his childhood to the rest and adult life I guess either...

Jun 16, 2010 12:59 AM by -Karma-

DoubleDango said:
TrueUchiha said:
well now we all know that we should never upload scans on youtube >.< use imageshack and post the pictures on a forum or something but come one youtube thats just lol


Who reads manga off youtube...?


Over 8 million Japanese people.

Jun 16, 2010 12:01 AM by no-thanks

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