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December 02, 2005

Man Arrested for Pirating Eikaiwa Software

A Yokohama man was arrested this week for selling pirated English language teaching materials on the Internet, according to the Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS). The man, a 27-year old company employee was arrested by Shimane Prefecture police on November 30 for violation of copyright law. According to the police, the man sold fake copies of the "Perfect English" CD-ROM, published by Shichida Educational Institute, on Yahoo! Auctions between the end of March and the end of April this year. He sold 90 illegal CD-R discs of the software, put together with photocopies of the accompanying textbooks to make three sets, for which he received a total of ¥75,500.
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