Why no subs for OP/ED?
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Posted 4/23/11
Why are there no subtitles for the OP/ED of most shows? It's in fansubs for free, can't you sub the OP/ED? Please.
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Of course they are on fansubs, because fansubs are, by legal means, illegal. I believe the reason that the songs from the more recent series go un-translated most likely is that, although Crunchyroll has the rights to stream the episodes, they do not have the rights to translate the songs.
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CrossForte wrote:

Of course they are on fansubs, because fansubs are, by legal means, illegal. I believe the reason that the songs from the more recent series go un-translated most likely is that, although Crunchyroll has the rights to stream the episodes, they do not have the rights to translate the songs.


I may not be 100% versed in the legality of the situation, but licensing the series for translation would be licensing it in total as the original musical recordings are part and parcel of the series. In any case, it falls under Fair Use.
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Yeah, its posted somewhere else in the forum lets see if i can't find a link.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-637563/crunchyroll-dattebayo-viz-and-you


Why aren't there subtitles available for the Opening and Ending theme songs?
Usually there are rights issues with Japanese lyrics rights holders, so we can't provide English translations for those portions even though we would like to provide them.
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