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(01-31-07) Licensed K-Dramas
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Posted 3/15/07
^ i would presume not as if they are on DVD then they are lisenced. There are rules on DVDs about how they are for 'home use' and not to be presented in public without permission. I don't know enough to give good reasoning but i would say no. ^-^
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Posted 3/15/07
^hmm.. yeah that makes sense, but a lot of them are made in CHina, and the subtitles suck anyways~ (so prob. wouldn't want them)
but i always asumed they were illegal too... i dont think MBC/KBS/SBS approved them... but i have no clue! but judging by the subtitles and setup... i doubt they are manufactured by a legit. distributor!
Oh well... it sux that all the good dramas have been removed!
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Posted 3/15/07
huh?!! suCkas!!!
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Posted 3/15/07

s_j_b wrote:

^ i would presume not as if they are on DVD then they are lisenced.
Hm, it depends. While it's illegal to rip a DVD, it doesn't always and/or necessarily have anything to do with licensing. (Which is kinda bizarre, I agree.)

Let's use the Japanese film 'Ringu' as an example to make it simple.

A major US home entertainment distributor and/or owner of the US rights for 'Ringu' is - if I remember correctly - DreamWorks (DW). (If I remembered the wrong distributor, imagine the correct company in their place. Fine Line was Ringu's US cinema distributor, so I'm pretty sure DW is the home entertainment distributor.)

To identify which distribution a film version is under, check the beginning of the film for a distributor logo as every distributor imposes its logo on all their licensed titles. Do take note, though, that a major distributor, e.g. Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, has domestic distribution offices in other countries. If it's a WB title, there is a good chance that it's obtained rights of a title at their foreign offices, e.g. UK, Spain, Brazil, Canada, Australia, etc. ... I'm digressing, aren't I? OK.

Since CR is based in the US, it's completely illegal for CR to host the DW version on its site.

If DW's legal dept discovers that CR is hosting the DW version, it has a right to make a legal move against CR.

What CR could get away with is hosting a non-US-distributed version of 'Ringu'. Below is a sample of non-US distributors of 'Ringu' (taken from IMDB.com):

# Califórnia (Brazil) (DVD)
# Madman Entertainment Pty. Ltd. (2002) (Australia) (DVD)

CR can (just about) get away with hosting 'Ringu' uploaded by a person who ripped it from a DVD import, e.g. any by these distributors above, because CR is US-based and these imports aren't US-distributed.

BUT -- here is a crucial point for CR:

Only as long as 'Ringu' isn't English dubbed.

For many this draws a line between seriously illegal and somewhat illegal.

Because DW will argue that by hosting a non-US-distributed-but-English-dubbed version, CR is affecting their right to distribute 'Ringu' in their own country. This is likely to give DW an incentive to make a move against CR. (Please note: it is STILL illegal for CR to host the DreamWorks version if it's in Japanese with English subtitles.)

If a film (or whatnot) isn't US-licensed, then CR can host an English-dubbed version. This is until US rights are sold, though.

All this applies to any video streaming sites around the world, e.g. a German video streaming site will try to avoid any German-distributed versions as well as foreign-distributed videos that aren't German dubbed.

It also applies to all films, animated/anime series/movies, music videos (ripped from retail DVDs), factual/TV programmes, entertainment shows, and anything else that speaks and moves on DVD and/or TV.

Again it's long-winded and very simplistic, but that's the gist. Hope all that makes sense, but it's always wise to double-check, though.


There are rules on DVDs about how they are for 'home use' and not to be presented in public without permission. I don't know enough to give good reasoning but i would say no. ^-^
Yeah, ripping a DVD for any reasons than making a back-up for personal use is illegal, definitely.

Technically this means no selling, no lending, no sharing, no swapping, no nothing, but view or make a back-up for personal use. So, ripping and uploading a DVD or TV recording makes its uploader a violator, not CR. But it's so common for people to sell, trade, lend, borrow, etc their copies that no one really takes notice of it any more.

<<stepping off a 'This is me, a boring prat, at it again' box>>
Posted 3/20/07
I want to watch GOONG (A.K.A PALACE / PRINCESS HOURS) huhuhuhuhu..... why does it have to be licensed???? like can i buy it from the states?? i dont think so...
Posted 3/20/07
I WANT GOONG! I WANT GOONG! GIVE US GOONG! I WANT TO SEE GOONG! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.............. i'm crazy bout it... isn't that enough?? do i have to pay u guys or anything/??
Posted 3/20/07
maybe i'll just watch it on silentregrets.com atleast i think that's where you get the original subbed dramas!
Posted 3/20/07
waaaaaaaaaah! but they only got Goong S there... no Goong!
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Posted 3/20/07
^ Are you really 18? Your posts make you sound like you're 12. 'Goong' is licensed because its US TV rights were sold to AZN.

There's a video streaming site where you can watch Goong: http://stage6.divx.com

Type 'goong' in its search engine and It'll turn up a list of 'Goong' episodes (full season) You can download them, too, if you're a Stage6 member.

You'd better move quick as Stage6 plans to delete these soon. Have fun.
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21 / F / Philippines
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Posted 3/20/07
too bad all the good dramas have to be licensed... =(
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Posted 3/22/07
If a kdrama series is liscensed, that means there are official DVDs on YesAsia now. So it's not like you can never see them again. They are expensive, I know, but Netflix has a couple (including Princess Hours, woot).

I have a question, what if you were uploading a series that got removed cuz it's liscensed. Should I delete my removed videos now, or leave them up? I see some liscensed shows that have all these empty vids there, and some that they're all taken down...
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Posted 3/22/07
Aww that sucks
I'll buy them then from Hong Kong this summer ^^. But that cost money..argh why does all the good one's get licensed...My Girl and MNIKSS -___-
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Posted 3/22/07
aww...too bad...save the last dance for me is also licensed. better yet...we better watch full house to its fullest like repeating it all over again! at least we get our hands full of full house so that when its licensed! hehe we dont care!
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Posted 3/23/07

saraistarr wrote:

I have a question, what if you were uploading a series that got removed cuz it's liscensed. Should I delete my removed videos now, or leave them up? I see some liscensed shows that have all these empty vids there, and some that they're all taken down...
You'd be better off asking this in Attention Uploaders! thread.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=800

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Posted 3/23/07
Aaah I always post in the wrong place. XD;; Thanks~
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