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Dude it's not fair, all the guys from usa have all the anime, and they're paying the same ammount of money as me, but me as a freaking commoner i don't get all the anime(btw i live in Romania), i said: "ok, ill just use vpn , that's not a problem", and bam now im banned from using vpn, now i can only see a couple of them not all like usa, dude its just unfair, maybe i should renounce to pay crunchyroll, and use a free site, i said: "man it's unfair to watch anime free, they don't make money", and i decided to pay crunchyroll everymonth to watch anime from the biggest source, but now i realise that it was a big mistake, if anyone can help, pls i heed some help with this.
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JotaroXD wrote:

Dude it's not fair, all the guys from usa have all the anime, and they're paying the same ammount of money as me, but me as a freaking commoner i don't get all the anime(btw i live in Romania), i said: "ok, ill just use vpn , that's not a problem", and bam now im banned from using vpn, now i can only see a couple of them not all like usa, dude its just unfair, maybe i should renounce to pay crunchyroll, and use a free site, i said: "man it's unfair to watch anime free, they don't make money", and i decided to pay crunchyroll everymonth to watch anime from the biggest source, but now i realise that it was a big mistake, if anyone can help, pls i heed some help with this.


I just wanted to take a moment to point out the CR Terms of Service - which you agreed to to use this - /tos

7. Obligations for Crunchyroll Users.
The Site and Services may be used and accessed for lawful purposes only. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your use of the Site and Services. In addition, without limitation, you agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Site or Services:
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Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting or in any way use the Site or Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;


Basically, CR sets up licenses with the anime producers to legally stream anime. Those licenses come with limitations and requirements - including making sure that those limitations are met. So if the license says "region X gets this show for 37 days", it's part of the terms of service that you're not supposed to try to get around that by forging information about your location.

I'm sorry that you don't get access to the anime you want - I know there are times when I see shows are listed that I can't get access to, either, but it's the law and the way things are set up. As a premium member, you can request a show - see the forum rules, there's a link there to the thread for that - which the staff does check and will try to push for region expansions based on.
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using VPN is against the Terms of Service because it bypasses license restrictions. Crunchyroll doesn't have the legal rights to stream some content in certain regions, so they don't. it's not Crunchyroll that is being malicious and 'unfair' - Crunchyroll is just following the law as a legal streaming source.
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^ as the other two said also have you tried using other anime services or "GASP" (i can't recommend this here but yknow) also i have a USA VPN running a lot of the time sometimes i accidently leave it on when i visit crunchyroll albeit rarely........i have never been banned probably because i don't use it to watch content i shouldn't have access to but ....it's not like it's easy to get banned via vpn or i would have been for accidently leaving mine on at times
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Posted 4/15/18 , edited 4 days ago
I, too was banned for using VPN. I used to (STill am but cancelling this month) a premium member and watch my shows through VPN. However, now I can't do that anymore so I'll just go to pirates sites. The law can kiss my ass.
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i think this is very unfair. governments wants us to not stream and pay for what we watch but wont give us a global option where everything is available. and in order to watch show licensed in my europe i have to pay hundreds on multiple streaming sites.
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Amazon you need amazon prime to watch their exclusive anime, that alone is 12$ ish monthly
Hulu gets exclusives. thats another 12$ or so
Netflix another 12$
Crunchyroll 7$/12$ monthly depending on what subscription
Funimation 6$ monthly
HiDIVE 5$ Monthly (unless you managed to get locked into their 2 years of only 4$ monthly special)

(If you want both CR and Funi, it'd be cheaper to get VRV, but if you only want 1 service, VRV isn't worth it)

You aren't the only ones who have to pay multiple services to watch anime. America does too. It would be nice to have a legal place that has all the anime, world wide, but I doubt that will ever happen.

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13digitz wrote:

i think this is very unfair. governments wants us to not stream and pay for what we watch but wont give us a global option where everything is available. and in order to watch show licensed in my europe i have to pay hundreds on multiple streaming sites.

Here in the US, in order to have legal access to every title from this season, one would need to pay for at least 4 services: Crunchyroll, Funimation or Hulu (for Tokyo Ghoul:re), HIDIVE, and Amazon Prime Video. One could also add Netflix, although they don't simulcast, so except for 3 titles released all at once back in March, we won't be seeing this season's titles until later.

Having to use multiple services to have access to everything is by no means unique to your region.

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I just canceled my subscription for the same reason, I see no reason to continue paying the same amount someone in the US would pay to have access to a fraction of what they can see, so far I was using a VPN but they finally banned my ip address block...

What I find somewhat funny is that I try hard to not go back to pirating but streaming providers (and more so copyright owners) try so hard to make sure I can't stay legal, that's pathetic...
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Posted 7 days ago , edited 7 days ago

schmurfy wrote:

I just canceled my subscription for the same reason, I see no reason to continue paying the same amount someone in the US would pay to have access to a fraction of what they can see, so far I was using a VPN but they finally banned my ip address block...

What I find somewhat funny is that I try hard to not go back to pirating but streaming providers (and more so copyright owners) try so hard to make sure I can't stay legal, that's pathetic...


To be clear: We are blocking IP ranges for abusive traffic, e.g. attacks on the Crunchyroll infrastructure and attacks on user accounts by fraudsters. It is very well possible that the traffic originates from users of the same VPN service you and others were using because it was cheap and allowed for easy account creation.
As using a VPN to mask your location is against our ToS in first place, we will not be unblocking individual IPs or ranges associated to VPN providers.
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Thanks for the clarification, this was not a cheap host but a private hosted server, in any case using a VPN is still against the terms of services so the rest still stands true.
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schmurfy wrote:

Thanks for the clarification, this was not a cheap host but a private hosted server, in any case using a VPN is still against the terms of services so the rest still stands true.


I was under the impression that using a VPN is not against the ToS. There are times when customers are required to use a VPN (military for example). Using a VPN to essentially lie (keyword here) about your geo-location IS, however, most definitely against the ToS.

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This is why I have VPN software installed on my network.......On March 23 2017 The US Senate voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers' explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies. I use it for privacy against my ISP so that where I browse on the internet is not passed on to someone without my consent. Even if it is just Crunchyroll I have the right to my privacy. Please reconsider this part of theTOS
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I have so many issues using my Crunchy Roll account here in Spain it is stupid. I am military and basically get screwed for getting stationed overseas. Half the time the videos don't play just the audio and I get issues with content being blocked due to EU blah blah blah. I love having the service but will probably have to leave since I am paying gor a service I barely get to use.
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Posted 7 days ago

TWPE wrote:


schmurfy wrote:

Thanks for the clarification, this was not a cheap host but a private hosted server, in any case using a VPN is still against the terms of services so the rest still stands true.


I was under the impression that using a VPN is not against the ToS. There are times when customers are required to use a VPN (military for example). Using a VPN to essentially lie (keyword here) about your geo-location IS, however, most definitely against the ToS.



If the respective US base's IT department handles everything properly, on-base internet should be geolocated to the US at all times. Either them or the internet provider working with them has pretty much full control over what the various IP2GEO providers list the IP address under. They just have to reach out to to main ones and arrange it.
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