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REMORSELESS UPLOADER “KUROIWA CINEMA THEATER” ILLEGALLY UPLOADING TO VIDEO HOSTING WEBSITE FC2 VIDEO ARRESTED! June.12.2015

動画投稿サイト「FC2動画」への悪質アップローダー 『黒岩シネマ劇場』 逮捕 (群馬県警 サイバー犯罪捜査室/太田警察署)
*Gunma Prefectural Police

Operation by Gunma Prefectural Police Cyber Crime Office and Ota Police Station
On June 11, 2015, police officers from Gunma Prefectural Police Headquarters Cyber Crime Office and Ota Police Station conducted a search of a 36-year-old male dispatched worker’s premises in Ibo-gun Taishi-cho, Hyogo Prefecture. They subsequently arrested the individual on suspicion of Copyright Act Violation for illegally uploading a large amount of files of MPAA member companies’ copyrighted movies to video hosting website FC2 Video.

The man had been using the name of “Kuroiwa Cinema Theater” and similar nicknames to set up new FC2 accounts one after another. He had been repeatedly uploading large volumes of illegal files to FC2 Video, despite the fact that the illegal video files were taken down by JIMCA and the movie companies, and his accounts suspended by FC2, the operator of the website. The man was an extremely remorseless illegal uploader who had been carrying on his illegal acts, only uploading files by night to avoid being discovered. In addition to consulting with and requesting Gunma Prefectural Police Cyber Crime Office undertake a crackdown, JIMCA provided assistance in examining illegal files for the investigations.

Since Kuroiwa Cinema Theater included in his self introduction the following, “Once again, my account has been suspended. (bowing ☆) I will be acting more carefully. (bowing ☆)”, and always used symbols to signify the titles for the videos uploaded, and since the videos posted by Kuroiwa Cinema Theater were obviously illegal uploads, it is possible that the users who downloaded these videos and praised the uploads in the comment field may also face criminal liability.

In order to eliminate illegal uploading and downloading of movie files as well as to realize a free and wholesome internet environment, JIMCA will continue its endeavors.