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it's kind of weird if you look at it

LEGAL-- you have to sign up for MULTIPLE sites just to be able to watch most of the series available

ILLEGAL- they have most series on one single site!!

how many are willing to pay for multiple subscriptions at once just to watch everything they want?



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Do legal streaming sites have to pay to maintain their licenses as well, or just to acquire them?
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UnitedSaints wrote:

Do legal streaming sites have to pay to maintain their licenses as well, or just to acquire them?


There are different circumstances, but contracts usually involve a "guaranteed minimum", sometimes related to individual territories, sometimes overall, along with additional royalties beyond the minimum based on time watched, sometimes for a set term, but more often CR tries to get an open-ended arrangement that could be terminated by either party. There are both fixed initial costs and ongoing ones.

CR pays half of your monthly subscription fee to the suppliers of the shows you actually watch, (and none of it to those you don't watch), based on the ratio of time you spent watching each one. There is even some kind of arrangement for the ad-supported accounts, but those barely pay for their operating expense... No idea how other streamers do it though.
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Honesty, while it is understandable why they can't get all licenses as that is just how the world works what puzzles me is how many of those websites have video players with less issues.

I really like how CR keeps track of your anime viewing queue, probably the only feature here that keeps me from leaving tbh.


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

it's kind of weird if you look at it

LEGAL-- you have to sign up for MULTIPLE sites just to be able to watch most of the series available

ILLEGAL- they have most series on one single site!!

how many are willing to pay for multiple subscriptions at once just to watch everything they want?





Good point until this issue is addressed piracy is going nowhere. It might be impossible for any one licensee to get all shows, but the need for a single website where you can watch all of your subscriptions would be a good start. Imagine a VRV like website, but with "channels" for CR, Netflix, and Amazons libraries accessible from a single video player and single queue list. Even if you had to pay separately it would still be less of a pain in the ass of having to manage multiple queues and paying multiple bills all over the place. I highly doubt that will ever happen, but we can at least dream.

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One thing to keep in mind is that when you watch via a pirate site, you get no "vote" in the licensing of anime.

The days when some companies would pay attention to the number of torrent downloads for a title before deciding whether to license if for home video are long gone. Even for the few titles they don't license up front, they need look only as far as their own streaming numbers.

Likewise, when it comes to the decision to make a sequel, international streaming can be the deciding factor. Revenue from legal streams get taken in account, especially on series that might not have made the cut on domestic revenue alone. You can cross your fingers and hope your favorite series does well enough in Japan alone, but if you are pirating it when you could be viewing legally, you aren't helping those odds.
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You risks NASTY VIRUSES and MALWARE with the free sites. CR isn't that expensive to get Premium and has a ton of anime on it. Just because spoiled brats don't have exactly what you want to watch because of legal licensing fees. Expand your horizon by watching something you don't normally watch as there are a lot of great anime to watch on CR and they're working to get more. You might find something you actually like.

I don't watch ads on CR nor Netflix because of being members each which doesn't cost a lot at all. I don't do VRV as the list there isn't what I want to watch yet (maybe in the future).

To watch pirated shows is a disgrace to the people who work to make anime. I would not want to work for free. No one does. Be respectful of the creators and those who try to bring you the shows you want.
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