Cops Arrest College Student over Wii Homebrew SoftwareSJapanese police arrested a 19 year-old college student from Kyoto Prefecture for allegedly violating the country's Unfair Competition Prevention Law. In short, the student was nabbed for posting Wii homebrew software online. This is apparently the first arrest of its kind in Japan.


According to Japanese news reports, the "illegal program" allowed players to boot up pirated software on the Nintendo Wii. This past February, the college student supposedly put the software up on his website, where it was downloaded nearly 6,500 over the course of three months.

Since last year, the college student earned roughly ¥200,000 (US$2,500) from his site in advertising revenue. That should come in handy with his legal fees.

Wiiの不正プログラム提供 容疑の大学生逮捕 [産経]