Police Arrest Man For Uploading ‘Parasite’ Movie Edit to YouTube
Police in Japan have just arrested another man for posting 10-movie summaries to YouTube including the hit Korean drama ‘Parasite’. The 48-year-old gave a media interview last year talking about his ‘legal’ work but then complained that it had been edited down, carried on with his work, and then got raided.
When fans want to get a brief idea of the nature and plotline of a movie they intend to watch, they often do so view studio-released trailers. Some purists believe that even these can give away too much but in Japan some fans are going even further.
So-called ‘Fast Movies’ have been in existence for some time. These videos are often around 10 minutes in length but rather than giving a flavor of a movie to whet the appetite, they are designed to give away entire plotlines and necessarily include spoilers.
For copyright holders in Japan, this is a step too far and last year several ‘Fast Movie’ uploaders discovered that criminal copyright infringement offenses had been attributed to their YouTube uploads.
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