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A 21-year-old man was arrested in Japan for allegedly creating and distributing Puzzle & Dragons cheat software free of charge, reports The Tokyo Reporter. The suspect supposedly updated his software over 30 times after Gung-Ho released updates to combat cheating. The suspect is quoted as telling police that he wanted to show off his coding skills.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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He’s being held on suspicion of violating copyright law? Really?

That’s ridiculous. Violating a Terms of Service, maybe, but copyright law?