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Posted 3/27/13

4. Why are some videos that are available on other streaming sites not available on Crunchyroll?
The sites that show these videos are violating copyright laws. They are illegally streaming these videos on their site without the permission of the content owner....

This makes it sound like ONLY Crunchyroll are streaming videos legally. There are other sites that legally stream licensed content, including those run by ANN, Funimation, Madman and Viz.

For example, Magi is currently available for streaming online on the Madman site in Australia (as they have licensed it for Australia) whereas it's not available on Crunchyroll for Australian members.

The FAQ needs to be fixed to reflect that not all other streaming sites are illegal (while indicating that MOST such sites ARE illegal).
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Posted 3/27/13 , edited 3/27/13

ronnycook wrote:


4. Why are some videos that are available on other streaming sites not available on Crunchyroll?
The sites that show these videos are violating copyright laws. They are illegally streaming these videos on their site without the permission of the content owner....

This makes it sound like ONLY Crunchyroll are streaming videos legally. There are other sites that legally stream licensed content, including those run by ANN, Funimation, Madman and Viz.

For example, Magi is currently available for streaming online on the Madman site in Australia (as they have licensed it for Australia) whereas it's not available on Crunchyroll for Australian members.

The FAQ needs to be fixed to reflect that not all other streaming sites are illegal (while indicating that MOST such sites ARE illegal).




Thanks for your input ^.^ Also, please remember this FAQ is unofficial and will always be a work in progress. I will pass this along to the the other mods :)~
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Posted 3/28/13 , edited 3/28/13


Yeap, like Alex said that is from the "UN Official" CR faq. Emphasis on the "un". I will also throw out an additional detail that it was written a very long time ago. In fact, at the time of it's writing, CR was the only legal anime streaming site in the United States... possibly THE WORLD!!!!

We will definitely see if we can get some of that verbiage changed though.
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Posted 3/28/13

Karkarov wrote:
Yeap, like Alex said that is from the "UN Official" CR faq. Emphasis on the "un". I will also throw out an additional detail that it was written a very long time ago. In fact, at the time of it's writing, CR was the only legal anime streaming site in the United States... possibly THE WORLD!!!!

I assume by the wording that it was written after the beginning of 2009. The Anime Network has been legally streaming anime since well before that Although they were later to simulcasts than CR, they were streaming a small library of titles there as far back as later 2007:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-11-21/the-anime-network-streams-episodes-online-for-free

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Karkarov wrote:
Yeap, like Alex said that is from the "UN Official" CR faq. Emphasis on the "un". I will also throw out an additional detail that it was written a very long time ago. In fact, at the time of it's writing, CR was the only legal anime streaming site in the United States... possibly THE WORLD!!!!

I assume by the wording that it was written after the beginning of 2009. The Anime Network has been legally streaming anime since well before that Although they were later to simulcasts than CR, they were streaming a small library of titles there as far back as later 2007:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-11-21/the-anime-network-streams-episodes-online-for-free



..... *looks at you and moos* Humor is a lost art.

CR was the first site to stream new anime. What you refer to as simulcasting yes. The point I was making wasn't that only CR had anime online legally, more just adding info for the OP so they knew why the verbiage of the unofficial FAQ is what it is. At that time the majority of the streaming services they mentioned literally did not yet exist. If you want to get really technical I bet Hulu beat everyone to the punch.
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Karkarov wrote:
If you want to get really technical I bet Hulu beat everyone to the punch.

You would lose that bet. Hulu became available to the general public on March 2008. (A private beta had begun in October 2007).

A better bet would have been Netflix, which started streaming at the beginning of 2007. I remember watching Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture – Prince of Darkness there as one of the first titles they offered.

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Karkarov wrote:
Yeap, like Alex said that is from the "UN Official" CR faq. Emphasis on the "un". I will also throw out an additional detail that it was written a very long time ago. In fact, at the time of it's writing, CR was the only legal anime streaming site in the United States... possibly THE WORLD!!!!

That would certainly explain it. :-)

I wonder if this says anything about how often people read the FAQ... or perhaps more depressingly, how often they read THAT PART of the FAQ.
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Posted 3/29/13

ronnycook wrote:
I wonder if this says anything about how often people read the FAQ... or perhaps more depressingly, how often they read THAT PART of the FAQ.

Yes. It definitely does say something about it :/
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