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Yesterday, three manga distributors (Shonen Jump and Shonen Sunday) were arrested in Kyoto. This was the first arrest of individuals using the P2P client Winny.

Although there may not be a direct influence, there may be delays in the future with regards to free RAWs.

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http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/news/2007/05/18/15752.html
 
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Good god, lets hope this doesn't delay the raws even more.. :(
 

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that sucks
 

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Since winny creator was arrested in kyoto too,well perhaps getting free raws early might be delay if any other distributors besides this people arrested too...
 

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Well we really ought to respect our manga companies a little more. I don't think its unfair for fans to wait till the manga is actually released. If uploaders keep posting raws before raw day I think it'll be easier to track them. But if they upload after its been out there is les controversy. Its the same with the film industry, producers hate it when movies get released before the premiere but its less of a problem once its been in theaters to distibute pirated movies.
 

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ah man, something's looming.......
 

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I guess a good thing to keep in mind is the fact that we are all D/L free of charge - we are very fortunate to have these resources available.

Yeah, I agree. Having RAWs released before the Comic release dates would definitely warrant more attention.
 

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so it's gonna be kylara-hime's turn to shine!!! :wtf
*i miss michael chicklis... :loool*

in fact, we've almost getting our most recent raws from kylara now, instead of some crappy camshot pic with that wooden table in the bg.....
 

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Hey, those wood table camshots had character.

Quick summary: 3 guys, one 17, from in Osaka, Iwate and Tokyo. Arrested for copyright violation. They said in their depositions that "They wanted to be the first one to get the new manga out so they could brag to everyone that it was them."

I think we can all sympathize with that XD
 
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Considering all the controvery it garnered in Japan, why are they still using Winny in the first place? I'd use a Gnutella client instead; less people seem to pay attention to that network.
 

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Hey, those wood table camshots had character.
but it's very hard to clean or so i've heard....misaligned panels from the horizontal are the worst....but i'm sure you had a good time translating from those... :smile-big
in fact, whose eyesight has deteriorated more, yours or itachi's? :s
:Haha

but kylara's pretty safe since she obtains SJ legally from halfway around the globe from japan! :o what's more surprising is that it's earlier than the locals in japan! by several days!!!! :nuts
should be expecting it less than 3 hrs from now.... ;)
 
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Hey, those wood table camshots had character.

Quick summary: 3 guys, all 17, from in Osaka, Iwate and Tokyo. Arrested for copyright violation. They said in their depositions that "They wanted to be the first one to get the new manga out so they could brag to everyone that it was them."

I think we can all sympathize with that XD
Actually, It was a 29-year old office worker in Osaka, a 26-year old part-time worker in Iwate and a 17-year old boy from Kyoto.
Understandable motive (to be the first one to get the new manga out) for a 17-year old - but not so much for the near 30-year old and 26 year-old... how embarrassing.
 

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so it's gonna be kylara-hime's turn to shine!!! :wtf
*i miss michael chicklis... :loool*

in fact, we've almost getting our most recent raws from kylara now, instead of some crappy camshot pic with that wooden table in the bg.....
Oh great, then I'll be targeted next. Time to retire! :D

. . . I don't want to be shining in prison. :[
 

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nonsense. you were just trying to flatten the pages. with a scanner.
 

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Three Arrested in Japan for File-Sharing Shōnen Manga

Click here for Anime News Network's article. So a 17 year old was arrested for distributing the Shonen Jump? Hmm...

[eni]Merged with another thread^^ [/eni]
 
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Re: Three Arrested in Japan for File-Sharing Shōnen Manga

Im wondering how they were able to get the manga before the release date.
 

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Re: Three Arrested in Japan for File-Sharing Shōnen Manga

Well, I dont get why he used Winny in first place, since its not safe and probably everyone who uses it knows that..
 

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Even if there are delays to raws, as long as they still come out weekly, it'll be fine.
 

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Can't do much to people outside of Japan fortunately.
 

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I'm sorry, I'm an idiot, but does this mean that the people who distibute the RAWs at this forum are in danger of getting arrested?
 
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