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
" 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.
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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