Hiroyuki Nishimura, 46, a businessman and founder of 2channel, updated his Twitter page on March 21.
He referred to a lawsuit over the bulletin board “2channel,” which he managed.
In a TV program broadcast in May 2005, Hiroyuki confessed that he had experienced many court cases over the deletion of posts on “2channel”.
He stated that the amount of compensation claimed was “about 3 billion yen.
In June of this year, on his YouTube page, he referred to the Provider Liability (Limitation) Law, which states that the site administrator is not liable for slanderous or defamatory posts if he did not know about them, and said, “Until then, there was a ruling saying that I had to pay money, but there was no law saying that I had to pay money. There was no law. If we should obey any strange law, then it is possible for me not to pay the money.
There was a lawsuit between 2000 and 2005. The statute of limitations is 10 years, so almost all of them are time-barred. People say that Hiroyuki can’t live in Japan, but I was in Japan until about 2015. I went to France after the statute of limitations had expired on everything, so there is no problem,” he revealed.
On the 20th of this month, I asked him about this matter, “Why don’t you face the reparations head on? Little rich guy waiting for the statute of limitations?” was tweeted to Mr. Hiroyuki.
To this post, Hiroyuki replied, “Simple question, who exactly should I face?” He replied, “I don’t know who has the credits. I don’t know who has the credit. If you know, please let me know.” He called out.