Sunday, May 11

Raw providers being arrested.

On May 9, the Kyoto Prefectural Police's High-Tech Crime Task Force arrested three individuals on suspicion of using the Share file-sharing software to distribute anime and other content on the Internet without the copyright holders' permission. The three suspects were company workers in their 20s to 40s from Kanagawa, Hiroshima, and other Japanese prefectures. Authorities searched the suspects' homes on the same day they were arrested.

More here


It is noted that ANN has been leading a personal crusade against fansubbers in interest to protect the industry but as one of my friend pointed out, all their effort is going down the drain when GONZO subbed Aegis of Uruk Druaga on the day of its release.

Ironic bitter blow in roundabout way.

On the main issue, it does seem WINNY is fast becoming hazardous to transfer files.


Anime Fan said...

wow they're cracking down huh?

Stormy001 said...

Only major Winny uploaders. The torrents are still relatively safe and so is private FTPs.