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We Got Married - it's licensed now!
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Posted 9/9/08 , edited 9/11/08
The show that everybody loves and the most anticipated variety show every Sunday has been licensed. Too bad, isn’t it? But don't worry you guys, maybe either veoh or youtube will find a way to fix this.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/CRSeries_-_We_Got_Married

Someone who has a good heart shared this link to us: http://www.tv-links.cc/asian/we-got-married.htm.

To: organicangelalexial,

Thanks for giving/sharing the link to us. We truly appreciate it. Bless your heart.


Following the unfortunate crackdown of their variety shows on video sharing websites like Youtube, Veoh, etc by SBS International back in July 2008, it appears that KBS America and MBC are also starting to lay claim to their variety shows with crackdowns of their own which begun just 3 days ago.

“We Got Married” was licensed recently on Crunchyroll and access to it is now denied. If you notice, it did not specify who the license holder is, probably because it didn’t want to suffer a backlash. According to Youtomb website, standyary who used to upload “We Got Married” on Youtube got her account suspended not too long ago thanks to a copyright claim from MBC.co.kr.

The same goes for KBS variety shows which is being acted on by KBS America, Inc. and has affected htruc who used to upload “1N2D” on Youtube but her account has been suspended three days ago. Better start saving clips from Youtube now just in case it spreads to other users whom I am not naming.

Some have opted to private their videos or rename the videos cryptically, for example “We Got Married” becomes “W.G.M”. I don’t see how it is going to work in the long-term because sooner or later, all it takes is for one video to be spotted by one of their copyright snitchers and the rest is history.

So where does this all lead to? One of my Korean friends told me that tv shows were all free to watch in Korea back in the good ol’ days. Until one day, SBS started charging a fee for their archived shows. KBS and MBC soon followed suit. This crackdown on variety shows is following the same pattern.

There should be no complaints really since it’s their videos and by right the copyright belongs to them. But what are we normal users that don’t live in Korea to do? They don’t sell the variety shows with subtitles and not even the unsubbed ones by any chance. Have you ever heard of anyone selling variety shows like these at all? Dramas are copyrighted because they do sell them with english subs legally but variety shows? There’s KBS World which broadcasts to most of the world including Singapore but not all their variety shows are subtitled. MBC America and SBS Intl. only broadcasts in limited areas.

They could try learning from music companies like YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment or even MNet who uses Youtube as a platform to reach out to the masses. There is a ready platform, why don’t they make use of it?

The landscape has changed drastically in any entertainment industry today. To become a popular star, appearing in variety shows and presenting another side of you will greatly improve your chances. Fans these days wants to know their idols more in terms of what they do, think, etc. Just being able to sing well doesn’t really make you popular. If you think this is just restricted to Korea, think again. Kim Jong Kook is known by someone like me in a far-away country because he appeared in Xman. The same goes for other celebrities.

Taking Seo In Young as an example, she can sing well but she only enjoyed moderate success. But factor in the success of Jewelry’s “One More Time” plus her appearances on “Seo In Young KAIST” reality show and of course “We Got Married” this year, her popularity has grown in leaps and bounds.

Enjoy what’s still left before it’s all gone, people

Credits: http://asianfanatics.net/forum/KBS-and-MBC-Starts-Cracking-Down-on-Variety-Shows--talk578952.html


NOTE: It seems to me that all the good korean variety shows have been removed (We Got Married, Love Letter, and Xman). *sigh* I had goosebumps after reading this...


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hmmm..yes, I'm sure there are some angry crunchyrollers out there because of this..

crunchyrollers!! has anyone ever used that word here before? LOL
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Posted 9/9/08
It is a drama from what country?
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Fawwaz93 wrote:

It is a drama from what country?


not drama more like variety show and its from korea... and NOOOOOOO!!!!.... i hope it's not taken off, but mostly will
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Does anyone know when they licensed it. Also since it's licensed is there any other way to watch it?
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Posted 9/9/08
i believe u can watch it on mysoju.com
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Posted 9/9/08
its gone????? noooooooooo <4 that show
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Posted 9/9/08
lol. Just go to Veoh... or shitty youtube...
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Posted 9/9/08
heard of it but nvr watched it...oh...its not that shocking. Everything is bound to be licensed some day.
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Posted 9/9/08

happik0d0m0 wrote:

Does anyone know when they licensed it. Also since it's licensed is there any other way to watch it?


It's been licensed 2 hours ago.
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seriously???!!!!! too bad.... it's one of my fave shows... i've been anticipating for it to be subbed every week... anyways.. there still mysoju and youtube....
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i though my computer went wrong.... too bad!!!!
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NO WAYYY ><
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Posted 9/9/08
ok i dont ever swear on forums but sorry ...
WHAT THE FUCK!!!

i love this show!!!
actually since im soo buys w/ senior year i decided to give up dramas and made time for one : WGM
i come here really only for that.....im sooooooooo pissed!!!!
Posted 9/9/08
nooo!! i went to look for it but i couldnt find it, so i thought hmmm.... they mustve removed it.
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