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Animanga in the News: 4/20/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Apr 20, 2011 18:27
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything major happened the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm saladesu, one of the translators and global moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)


Man Arrested for Distributing Anime via Share
25-year-old man had uploaded "∀Gundam" and around 28,000 other anime and manga files illegally.


A jobless 25-year-old man in Ashiya City, Hyogo prefecture, was arrested for uploading anime via file-sharing software "Share" without authorization from the license holders of the anime.

The man had uploaded the 50th episode of Sunrise-produced anime movie "∀Gundam" onto file-sharing software "Share" on the 24th of February, and used the software to distribute it to an undisclosed number of internet users, thus violating copyright laws. He was arrested on the 4th of April after uploading more anime onto Share illegally. In total, he had uploaded around 28,000 files of around 300 titles of anime and manga.

He stated his reasons for uploading the anime as, "to maintain the download speed" and "to become famous".

original source

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#1. by scav (MH's Most Passionate Member)
Posted on Apr 20, 2011
lol baka thats what u get for using p2p at 2011. he wouldn't have been caught if he was using warez system.

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