First P2P arrest under new law in Japan
62-year-old nabbed for uploading 'Avatar,' 'Percy Jackson'TOKYO – The High-tech Crime Control Office made its first arrest using a P2P surveillance system that went in to service in January, to find the uploader of films including “Avatar” and “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”
A 62-year-old man was arrested last week in Shizuoka, and has admitted uploading 500 movies over the last four years using “Share” software. He uploaded “Avatar” in December after having downloaded it from another P2P site, and “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” last month.
Mike Ellis, the president and managing director of the Motion Picture Association, Asia-Pacific region, congratulated the police team in a press statement.
“Avatar” was still in the top five at the weekend boxoffice, taking over $160 million so far in its 15-week run.