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3 Arrested In Japan For Uploading Games via WinMX

Postby sunnyd » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:08 pm

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Fukuoka Police arrested three individuals on Tuesday on suspicion of uploading game software illegally onto the peer-to-peer file sharing program WinMX.

Those arrested include 41-year-old office worker Takao Ishii of Ebisu, Shibuya; 32-year-old part-time worker Yūsuke Suzuki of Iwata, Shizuoka; and 25-year-old Hijiyama, Hiroshima resident Nozomi Hattori.

Each suspect allegedly used personal computers to share 19 to 22 copyrighted games (including WarioWare: Touched!, Another Code: Two Memories, F-Zero Maximum Velocity, Mega Man Battle Network, and Mr. Driller 2) from July to August. According to the authorities, all three admitted to the charges and had been distributing games on WinMX for the past seven to 10 years.

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Re: 3 Arrested In Japan For Uploading Games via WinMX

Postby Dazzle_2 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:42 pm

Tracing the story to its root it seems that two other networks have been the subject of similar visits, Cabos and Share, I cant provide any details due to not being able to read Japanese, however they have a helpful history page where you can clearly see the focus of their attention.

In my opinion it was simply a matter of time before this occured following on from the law change back in July, ... penalties/

I am expecting a few similar stories to appear in the next few months.
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