Tokyo police arrested a 21-year-old Chinese man for violating Japanese copyright law. The man, a student at a Japanese vocational school, was taken into custody for selling phony One Piece figurines.
Since February 2011, the man allegedly sold approximately 1300 fake One Piece figures via online auctions, earning ¥5 million ($63,000). The man got the figures from China for the equivalent of a few bucks, and then turned around and sold them online in Japan — sometimes for a couple of hundred bucks a pop.
Authorities apparently found 85 knock off One Piece figures in the man’s residence, located outside Tokyo.
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