If you’ve been missing out on the unusual news happening in the technological world, here’s another one that will surprise us.
As per the latest information, the police in Japan recently arrested another man for summarizing movies on his official YouTube account. Among the films revealed by the user is the South Korean drama “Parasites”. With this arrest, the number of YouTubers suspended for the same reason rises to six.
Japan arrests another YouTuber who summarized movies on the platform
Recently, Japanese police arrested another man for summarizing some movies on his YouTube account. This is further evidence that the authorities in the country are becoming less tolerant when it comes to copyright violations, and as such, this is the sixth arrest in the field. The other five arrests occurred during 2021.
But the latest case was that of YouTuber Yukio Takasugi, a 48-year-old man who posted movie summaries in just 10 minutes on his channel called "Fast Cinema". One of the short films was the South Korean film Parasites which was released in May 2019 and won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2020.
According to the information, the authorities contacted the user several times and even spoke to the media where he said that he did nothing wrong.
On his channel, Takasugi edited and narrated films that lasted several hours and then summarized them in just 10 minutes. The target audience was basically people who were interested in a particular movie, but didn't have the time and/or willingness to watch it in its entirety.
The police considered it piracy
However, the Japanese police considered what the YouTuber was doing as piracy. In this way, the anti-piracy group is set Overseas Content Distribution Association (CODA) I called the police service against the man. Takasugi was later arrested for questioning in December of last year, but was arrested only on February 15.
according to report Published by CODA, the YouTuber could have started making films in April 2020, having posted about 50 videos. Every month he would get about 100,000 yen, about 770 euros, and in total he would have collected 1,500,000 yen (about 11 thousand euros). In addition, the suspect will have confirmed that this type of behavior is a crime.
Still in the document, the entity states that Takasugi asked followers to pay 500 yen per month (~3.48 euros) to make new content of this type of videos available.
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