In Japan they are very strict with piracy as it has been proven on several occasions. In 2013, a user opened a page where he began sharing the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine manga translated into Chinese, even days before its launch in Japan. For a long time, the site reported benefits and got to have 400,000 unique users. The Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau arrested him on October 30, 2019 and he has now been sentenced to prison term and fined 1.2 million yen
This was announced by the Shueisha editorial in a statement. The website focused on blockbuster manga like One Piece, but the Shanghai Xuhu District People's Court has ruled. The user has been sentenced to 3 years in prison, in addition to a fine of 10,000 euros for the damages caused to the publisher. This user agreed to pay the compensation, acknowledging the facts and presented an apology that said the following: "After all my days of arrest, I seriously regret, deeply acknowledge my mistakes and apologize for the negative consequences of the offending act"
Instead, it is possible that be free from jail time, since it will not be executed unless the accused is convicted of another crime in the next 3 years. Shueisha has also filed civil court charges against the man. «To fulfill our obligation as editor of protect works in which their creators have put their hearts and souls »
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