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November 5, 2010

“The Offenders Seriously Lack A Sense Of Guilt”—Japanese Man Arrested For One Piece File-Sharing

I missed this notice yesterday that authorities announced the arrest of a 35-year-old Asahikawa resident named Koichi Okumura for violating the Copyright Law. The allegations charge that he distributed data from four comic books in August, including a volume of One Piece. He has apparently told authorities the allegations are true. It is only the second arrest of its kind. The arrest apparently has the support of a group called the Japan Book Publishers Association, quoted in the story.
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