p2pnet view MPAA:- Police in Japan are apparently using a mysterious “P2P surveillance system” to track uploads on behalf of the corporate movie industry.
“The crime control office of the Kyoto Prefectural police headquarters arrested Seiji Sato, a 62 year-old man living in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, for uploading unauthorized movie files on the Internet, using the file-sharing software Share in violation of the Copyright Law” says Business of Cinema, going on:
“The police were able to determine, through the use of a P2P surveillance system, that the suspect uploaded an illegal copy of Avatar on the Internet sometime in December 2009. He had originally obtained a copy of this title from a different P2P site. The police also had evidence that he uploaded a copy of the movie Percy Jackson and the Olympians, using the same method sometime on 22 March, 2010, making the file available for downloading.”
Sato admitted uploading 500 titles, both Japanese and international, in the last four years, says the story, adding, “The police are currently carrying out further investigations into the extent of his activities.”
This was the first arrest using the “surveillance system”, which went online in January.
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Business of Cinema – Man arrested for uploading movie files illegally in Japan using Share, April 7, 2010
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