Game Site Owner Busted For Screenshot Posting

By on May 19, 2004, 3:30 PM
The Association for the Copyright of Computer Software, an anti-piracy consortium based in Japan, announced that the owner of popular Japanese video-game website Gameonline was arrested today by police in the city of Fukuoka on charges of copyright violation.

According to the report, the unidentified site owner had over 20,000 screenshots available for download on his game news site, gameonline.jp. Of this collection, several hundred were allegedly found to have been taken from magazines and overseas game sites without the permission of the game publisher, a violation of Japanese copyright law.

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