Winny File-Sharing May Result in One Year in Prison

One of the Winny file-sharer arrested in May may face up to one year in prison, Sports Hochi reports. ANN has the translation:

The 29-year-old defendant from Osaka is the oldest of the three arrested on May 18 for uploading manga magazines to Japan's Winny file-sharing system. The defense requested a suspended sentence since its client is a first-time defendant. The defendant was charged with violating Japan's Copyright Act.