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When Piracy Becomes Promotion
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26 / M / cloud 9
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Posted 7/27/08
ahhh well
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29 / M / London
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Posted 7/27/08
When non piracy subs or dubs that aren't american become available, i'll start paying for stuff. Until then i'll stick to buying the mangas.
Posted 7/27/08
...what??
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Posted 7/27/08
just get pirated mangas (is it even called pirated then???) Pirated copies are sometimes better, like they have more language dubs, and they're cheaper hahahahaha. I support the DVD's though when I collect them, the original DVD cases etc are always good for collection

Piracy IS promotion. when is it not?
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Posted 7/27/08
Right now american/japanese anime companies are making a big deal about anime piracy and are trying to stop it. Like in Japan you could go to jail for distributing/uploading anime through the internet and a couple of people were caught and sentenced to 18 monthes of prison.
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28 / M / Canada
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Posted 7/27/08
I think piracy should be allowed to a degree, the absolute copying in Taiwan is a bit too much!
fan-subbers are heros to the anime industry
personally, I would never buy a licensed anime unless I watched it first and deemed it of such high quality that it is worth the extremely high price to buy it.
I'd also never buy an anime if it was licensed prior to completion of fansubbing and viewing
I really liked Kiss-dum Engage Planet, it was licensed around the 7th or 8th ep. I would never support a company that takes it off the market at such a poor time.
Licensing is a good thing though, it's what helps finance the animes we love
as long as licensing is done responsibly I'd support them.
I just really wish they'd lower the prices, I mean $30-$40 for about 3-4 episodes, that's a little too much, they should at max charge $5/ep. I mean it's usually no longer than 20 mins. eh!? a regular American movie of 2hrs is only about $15-$25 so an hr. long anime disc shouldn't be so pricey!
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27 / M / Regions of beyond
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Posted 7/27/08
i like pirates
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M / Limbo
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Posted 7/27/08
I understand why piracy is looked down upon. But there is also a flip side. If we grow to love the anime, that will make us want to purchase or what ever. It is simply a double edge sword. Pros and cons for both, and piracy is not something that will be going away any time soon.
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27 / M / Albuquerque, New...
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I must say thats ones informative article. Thanks for sharing.
Posted 7/27/08
It's a sin and it must be stop.
Posted 7/27/08
if i can find a job, and find a place where they sell anime DVD for a reasonable amount, then i'd buy it, though my family would yell at me because they want me to be a cheapskape and watch it off the internet. though they also dont want me on the computer because im always on it O_o

god i wish i could find a job soon, but sports gets in my way, so i only have the summer to work
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Posted 7/27/08
well i like free anime

but the quality of pirated dvd's are poor

so buying the original will satisfy you better (that is if you have the money)
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Posted 7/28/08

moratorium wrote:


kLegendz wrote:

wanna bet? homeless shelters


how much you wanna bet? only muney plz i need to pay for my internet, electricity, food, and gas



what did you not read homeless right after. HOMELESS. do you want a dictionary as to what it means
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Posted 7/28/08
No matter what companies do they can't stop piracy. For every piracy site taken down 3 more are born. The admins and mods just come back together in a month and rebuild. Getting rid of piracy is like rid of STDs its here to stay.
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Posted 7/28/08

how much you wanna bet? only muney plz i need to pay for my internet, electricity, food, and gas



what did you not read homeless right after. HOMELESS. do you want a dictionary as to what it means

let me go check dictionary.com and see if they have it, ill get back to you
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