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Website Operator In Japan Arrested For Guiding Users To Piracy Website

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Web site Operator In Japan Arrested For Guiding Customers To Piracy Web site

The Gunma Prefectural Police arrested a 50-year-old web site operator, Toshihiro, on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022, for working a web site that redirects customers to a different web site containing pirated variations of flicks, together with animated motion pictures.

Toshihiro was arrested in suspicion of infringing copyrights of Toei and Toho, and was despatched to the prosecutor’s workplace on Feb 2, 2022. The police are presently analyzing the PC that was seized from him.

Throughout the investigation, the accused admitted to the cops that he wished to earn revenue from his favorite motion pictures.

Toshihiro operated a web site known as “Free Film Membership” which was used to redirect customers to the opposite web site, which contained pirated variations of titles from Japan and overseas.

Based on the police, the web site hosted a pirated model of the film Weathering With You, that was made accesible by way of the “attain web site” that Toshihiro operated. Toho is answerable for distributing Weathering With You. The film alone obtained twenty thousand hits on the positioning.

Toshihiro’ revenues had been generated from the advertisements that had been displayed on his web site. Every time a person visited the web site, advertisements had been proven to them, and promoting revenues had been generated.

The police are investigating the scenario and the precise damages that had been brought about because of the web site that Toshihiro operated.

Supply: NHK