Man admits creating Web virus, spreading via copyright footage

Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 4:52 AM EST

A 24-year-old man on trial in the Kyoto District Court charged with violating the Copyright Law admitted Tuesday he created a computer virus and used copyrighted animation footage to spread it on the Internet.

Masato Nakatsuji, a graduate school student of Osaka Electro-Communication University, made the admission during the first hearing of his trial, where he is answering charges of infringing copyright and defaming an acquaintance by attaching his photo to the virus.

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