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Korean Man Arrested for Selling Pirated Dragon Ball DVD

On April 18, Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested a 33-years-old unemployed Korean man in Utsunomiya-city, Tochigi, on suspicion of selling 35 pirated DVDs to seven women in their twenties to forties via the Internet from September 20 in 2009 to October 2 in 2011. The pirated DVDs included the popular anime series Dragon Ball and the live-action adaptation of Satoru Hiura's manga Hotaru no Hikari. The price of the DVDs were 180 yen (US$2.21) to 500 yen (US$6.15). The suspect earned 11,780 yen (US$144.89) from them. He has admitted the charge. Furthermore, the police has suspected that he had sold 9,000 pirated DVDs to 500 people in 43 prefectures in Japan and had earned 15 million yen (US$185,000) since October 2007.

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Lavalamp1696d ago

Crime doesn't pay, kids. Just Saiyan.

Tuxedo_Mask1696d ago

"Furthermore, the police has suspected that he had sold 9,000 pirated DVDs to 500 people in 43 prefectures in Japan..."

That really seems like a conservative estimate. I'm sure that the actual number of DVDs he sold is probably over 9,000.

Lavalamp1696d ago

That was too good a setup on the article's part. Bravo.