Violates the country's 'Unfair Competition Prevention Law'
A 19-Year old college student from Japan was arrested for posting Wii homebrew software online.
Just a few weeks ago, we informed you about an arrest of a man that sold flashcarts for the Nintendo DS in Japan, as part of the newly-amended "Unfair Competition Prevention Act" in that country.
Well, here goes another one, but this time is related to the "Wii Homebrew".
Japanese police arrested a 19 year-old college student from Kyoto Prefecture for allegedly posting Wii homebrew software online.
Apparently, the student earned roughly ¥200,000 (US$2,500) from his site in advertising revenue, since last year.According to Japanese news reports, the "illegal program" allowed players to boot up pirated software on the Nintendo Wii. This past February, the college student supposedly put the software up on his website, where it was downloaded nearly 6,500 over the course of three months.
So, do you think that was well deserved?
In any case, looks like anti-piracy laws in Japan are really getting harsher this time.
NEWS SOURCE: Cops arrest college student over Wii homebrew software (via) Kotaku
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!