Question: Is Crunchyroll legal to watch from Europe
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Posted 5/3/10
I have been looking for ages on the internet to find a legal anime streaming site. The problem is: I live in Europe. I don't know how that exactly works with licenses in copyrights. I know that since the Berne Convention anime is internationally licensed.


Sites like Hulu.com offer US users free anime content. And it is all legal because they have the licenses etc.

The sad thing is that Hulu.com blocks European users. They do not want us to have access to that content. I don't know the exact reason. Is it a legal reason or commercial? Can Hulu.com open up the website to European or are they bound to legal restrictions because they don't have the licenses to enter the European market?

Hulu.com has all right to block European users. Maybe they want to keep the market in Europe open. This would be a mere commercial reason.

Luckily, Hulu.com does not block me. HOWEVER, this does not mean that it is legal to watch the content as an European.

Can I legally watch all the shows on this website? If not, is there a list with ones I cannot and can watch in regards to the (European) law.


I don't know if there is anyone with the knowledge to answer this question. I hope someone can also show me what the European law (or whatever) says on this subject.


Thanks already for the help!
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Posted 5/3/10
I think I found the answer to this question.


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Posted 5/4/10
Not sure what link you found but long story short, yes it is legal for you to watch anime on this site. If you can view the video than CR has the streaming rights to whatever "region" you reside in. If it doesn't have the rights for your region the video simply won't load.
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Posted 5/5/10
Yeah Thanks!

That is what I found out also, but still thanks!
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