Man Arrested For Being King Of All The (Fake) Pirates

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.

「ワンピース」偽フィギュアを販売、中国人逮捕 [読売新聞]

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    I think it's funny how China thinks it can get away with all these cheap knock-offs and then will probably bitch and moan about the legality of its citizens being imprisoned for breaching laws that conflict with their own

    I was helping out a friends shop at Manifest this past weekend and watched 2 stalls get shut down due to pirated goods. It was funny and sad at the same time

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