Share Files Get Arrested

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A Japanese man who illegally distributed images of the popular cartoon series One Piece online has been arrested for copyright violations, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced on Nov. 4.  Koichi Okumura, 35, a resident of Asahikawa, Hokkaido is accused of copyright violations, a crime he has allegedly admitted to.

Okumura shared 4 comic books in August using the service Share.  He is also suspected of illegally distributing a total of about 550 other pieces of data including movies and adult-oriented videos over the past year.

MPD said the arrest was the nation’s second of its kind following a similar case in which copyright violation using the Share.