Disclaimer: I was briefly involved in the management of 2ch.sc.
This summary is at least unfair if not quite inaccurate. Hiroyuki's claim back then was that he paid a substantial amount of money to cover the costs of the servers, but Jim demanded more. Also, there is no evidence that Hiroyuki sold user data. He was just selling the right to use publicly available data for data-mining.
It was rather sad to see that people are bashing Hiroyuki based mostly on FUD like this "summary." I lost much of my interest in anonymous discussion boards because they are full of paranoid thinking. I just wish Hiroyuki good luck.