- December.12.2014 JIMCA CONDUCTS LECTURE ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AT WIPO TRAINING COURSE
- November.28.2014 JIMCA CONDUCTS “COPYRIGHT CLASS” AT KODAIRA DAIJUICHI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, KODAIRA CITY, TOKYO
- November.24.2014 JIMCA CONDUCTS LECTURE REGARDING “ONLINE MOVIE DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS AND COPYRIGHT” AT THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, KONAN UNIVERSITY
- November.11.2014 PIRATED DVD SELLERS CAUGHT IN THE ACT
- October.29.2014 US Ambassador, MPAA Chairman & CEO and Lord Puttnam Inspire Film Community at MPA-UNIJAPAN Event
- October.27.2014 MPAA CHAIRMAN & CEO CHRIS DODD & LORD DAVID PUTTNAM HEADLINE MPA-DHU FILM WORKSHOP AT 27TH TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
- August.17.2014 JIMCA LAUNCHES “STOP! ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD RETURNS” AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AT COMIC MARKET 86
- July.04.2014 MOVIE CAMCORDING PREVENTION SEMINAR CONDUCTED FOR TOHO CINEMAS STAFF
- July.03.2014 DVD RENTAL SHOP/DVD STORE OWNER AND EMPLOYEE ARRESTED
- June.27.2014 JIMCA CONDUCTS “COPYRIGHT CLASS” AT NOJIRI JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
- June.27.2014 PRESENTATION AT VISUAL WORKS ISSUE SEMINAR OF PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF CULTURE AND ART
- June.17.2014 PIRATED DVD SELLERS CAUGHT IN THE ACT
- May.29.2014 JIMCA SUBMITS OPINION IN TO PUBLIC OPINION CALLING FOR “IP STRATEGIC PROGRAM 2014” IMPLEMENTED BY THE IP STRATEGY PROMOTION HQ, CABINET SECRETARIAT
- May.27.2014 JIMCA CONDUCTS “COPYRIGHT CLASS” AT KINSHI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SUMIDA WARD, TOKYO
- May.20.2014 MPAA GLOBAL RESEARCH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROGRAM 2014
- April.24.2014 MPA/JIMCA & U.S. EMBASSY CELEBRATE MOVIES: A GLOBAL PASSION FOR WORLD IP DAY
- April.01.2014 COMMENCEMENT OF WARNING MESSAGES TO BITTORRENT AND GNUTELLA USERS
- March.13.2014 JIMCA’s OUTREACH EFFORTS INTRODUCED IN RESEARCH REPORT BY THE AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS
- March.06.2014 FIRST ARREST FOR SELLING PIRATED BLU-RAY DISCs IN STORE
- March.05.2014 STORE SUSPECTED OF POSSESSING PIRATED DVDs WITH INTENTION OF ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION CAUGHT IN THE ACT
- March.03.2014 SIMULTANEOUS INTENSIVE CRACKDOWN ON ONLINE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
- February.24.2014 JIMCA CO-HOSTS “CYBERCRIME ERADICATION CAMPAIGN” AT SAITAMA-CITY, SAITAMA PREFECTURE
- February.17.2014 MAN FROM NAGOYA-CITY, AICHI PREFECTURE, ARRESTED FOR ILLEGALLY UPLOADING MOVIES
- February.07.2014 THREE ARRESTED FOR SELLING PIRATED DVD-Rs IN MULTIPLE CITIES IN AICHI PREFECTURE
- February.06.2014 JIMCA CONDUCTS “COPYRIGHT CLASS”AT OOGUCHI NISHI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN OOGUCHI-CHO, AICHI PREFECTURE
DVD RENTAL SHOP/DVD STORE OWNER AND EMPLOYEE ARRESTED July.03.2014
Operation by the First Organized Crime Control Division of Tokyo Metropolitan Police and other multiple police stations
On June 10, 2014, police officers from the First Organized Crime Control Division of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Organized Crime Control Department, along with Honjo, Shinjuku, and Yotsuya Police Stations performed a search of a DVD rental shop/DVD store located in Kabuki-Cho, Shinjuku-Ward, Tokyo, and arrested the 36-year-old male store owner and his employee, a 34-year-old female, suspected of Copyright Act violation. During the operation, more than 10,000 pirated DVD-Rs and the equipment, such as computers, etc., believed to be used for manufacturing illegal movie discs, were seized from the store.
The store had been renting pirated DVD-Rs to customers for a price of 250 yen per copy. However, since there was no time limitation for returns, it was understood that the transaction was equivalent to a sale. Fearing that its illegal operation could be discovered, the store had been renting/selling foreign movies only to their regular customers and hiding the pirated DVD-Rs of foreign movies not visible to other customers.
JIMCA assisted the investigation in indentifying the pirated copies of MPAA member companies’ movies rented/sold at the store and was able to contribute to the search and the arrests this time.
Additionally, the store owner and his employees were also apprehended for violating the Banking Act (running a business without a license), making illegal remittances to Korea and operating as an “underground bank”.