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Posted 5/30/13
is there someone who can explain how "licensing restrictions" work. cause i'm getting tired of not being able to se most of the good shows.

to often there is this "Sorry, this video is not available in your region due to licensing restrictions" message.

it kinda sux. so what i want to know is WHERE the "stop" is, as in:

"CR have to pay to show it in ur region but are to cheap to do it"

or,

"the creators of the series don't like your region and thus we cant show it to you" etc.

if its anything near my first example ill cancel my premium membership and say sayonara CR

/tired swedish guy
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Posted 5/30/13
It works the same as all licensing restrictions, they can only license shows in regions where another company has not already licensed them.
Further more, they will only license them depending on the money, some of the creators want obnoxious amounts of money for areas where honestly not much video traffic is had.
Keeping stuff legal is expensive :p
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so what your saying is that someone other than CR has already licensed for example "attack on titan" here in Sweden, which means CR cant do it? right?

thx for the fast reply btw
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Either that or the company who owns AoT wanted a very high price for it compared to how many people would watch it in sweeden
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Posted 5/30/13 , edited 5/30/13

Cimmerii wrote:

so what your saying is that someone other than CR has already licensed for example "attack on titan" here in Sweden, which means CR cant do it? right?

thx for the fast reply btw :)


Basically .... maybe! What Miki and Mipegg said is correct on both counts. Either the licensing fees were just deemed to be too high, that regions streaming license was already purchased and exclusivity was part of the deal, or the owners of the show just did not want to sell streaming rights for that region for whatever reason.

I don't know what actual behind the scenes business discussions took place in regards to Titan (and even if I did I wouldn't say) so I can't really say which eventuality is the cause of the issue in this case. One thing I will say is that with every show CR gets streaming rights to they do their best to get the rights in as many regions as they possibly can. Especially with a hit show like Attack on Titan. It is just good business, because more regions means more people can see it, which means more people come to CR for their online Anime and Asian Media viewing!

You may want to try the Funimation streaming site out too in this case though cause they have some rights to Titan as well. Just not sure if they have Sweden rights or not...

So all that said... Thanks for using the CR forums and the Site itself, keep watchin that anime!
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