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User avatar #4 - makotoitou (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
>cost of damages
except that when japan doesn't bother to bring over an anime pirating it isn't a loss of sale since i never would've been a sale in the first place.
User avatar #3 - fistfireace (07/31/2014) [-]
"Crunchyroll doesn't understand the concept of competition, they effectively just want to hold a monopoly on anime in the west. This is the main reason why this whole Anti-Piracy movement has started. If you check the "official" anime and manga site Japan is launching, pretty much all of the stuff links to Crunchyroll. This means they aren't even interested in providing a good service, but just want to stop the theft of that which can't even be stolen in the first place. They don't understand that they can't just throw legal documents at the piracy "problem" and hope it goes away, they have to compete with free. If the official source is objectively worse than the free alternative then piracy will always exist.

To add to this, a lot of the pages on their official site don't even have an available source for you to read/watch them, they just have links for you to purchase them at extortionate prices, whereas you could get them for much cheaper on Rightstuf or Amazon. Who in the right mind would pay for something they're not sure they're going to like? Piracy is a way to try before you buy, free exposure for their product. Many people who watch illegally will actually go out and buy the show if they like it, however, many people live in third world countries that have no official source for anime and manga so this move of theirs is seriously going to hurt what little foreign market they have.

This person, from a forum, makes an excellent point. Although, just to be safe, I'm downloading all the episodes to Yu Yu Hakusho.
#7 - shogoki (07/31/2014) [-]
Pffffffffffft, yeah, right, I soooooooo ******* scared, booo ******* hooo...
User avatar #2 - nyanturtwig (07/31/2014) [-]
Sounds like they'll just be taking stuff down from streaming sites. Stuff like piratebay and other torrenting sites might not be affected.
#1 - xwhitewingx (07/31/2014) [-]
User avatar #9 - doomedalive (08/01/2014) [-]
I download because I don't like streaming and I don't even have unlimited internet everywhere for HD streams so having offline files is really nice.

until those dweebs start offering a service which lets you manage video's offline yourself I don't want to have anything to do with legal services.
#6 - grandlordchicken (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Found a list of targeted sites.
#5 - FluffyMuffin (07/31/2014) [-]
will this affect the porn as well?
will this affect the porn as well?
#12 - lolibear (08/01/2014) [-]
For the ones that link to crunchyroll I don't mind. Even if you have to put up with ads, or wait a single week, giving the anime producers a little bit of money just by spending some time, is absolutely fine, and anyone who complains about that like it's unfair is just stupid. Pirate all you want, but don't complain because your pirating is less easy. But the ones that link to horribly priced items is just stupid. This **** airs on japanese television but you can't give it to anyone else for even a reasonable price.
#10 - Ken M (08/01/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Bakabt and nyaatorrents aren't mentioned, thankfully
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