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What is your stance on anime piracy?
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Posted 4/16/14 , edited 4/16/14
If it's not on CR I'll usually download it as except for CR there isn't really any other way to get the latest anime where I live. If more streaming services where to be available in Sweden I would lower the amount of pirated episodes.

My stance on piracy is that if it's available for a reasonable price and released close to the original release date there should be no need to pirate it but if an anime isn't available what's the reason not to download it, it's not like the company looses anything as they haven't planned to earn anything here anyways.
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When you can't find it legally then I don't mind it. Or if it is something hugely overpriced (problem being that it is likely priced so high because of piracy but oh well).
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If i cant find it legally i will pirate it, thats all there is to it. Or if its overly censored to the point where the screen is half black then argh matey.
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Posted 4/16/14

RX-0Unicorn wrote:


Brantblaze wrote:

In certain countries you don't have any other options to watch series.. Because ya know we can't use hulu/funanimation and shows aren't licensed. And I'm certainly not gonna wait for something that's likely never going to happen unless I would move to another country.


^^^^^THIS x 100

Also, to add: in MANY places outside the US/Canada (and even the UK), legally buying anime is financially and/or culturally restrictive. For various cultural or religious reasons, governments ban shows because of content with anime being no exception. Is that fair to an open-minded person living in a restrictive country who wants to watch anime legally, but can't because of something that's beyond their control?

That person could choose to legally buy the anime from an international distributor like Amazon, but they would have to pay nearly double the purchase price AND risk the anime being confiscated by customs and themselves getting fined (or worse) AND forbidden from seeing what they spent lots of money (that they will never get back) on.

What other options does that person have if they can't watch anime legally on TV or buy from a specialty seller (who charges specialty prices)?


This is the situation for me. Since i had been in US for 2 years, don't know if the anime availablity back in my country had improved or not, but before i go, there is only two specialty anime shop. One of them charge ridicious prices for it and another one is just a passionate anime fan who somehow got hold of a unholy fast internet and just pirate them and distribute it to other fans for a cheap prize. But right now i am doing things the legal way, had both subscriptions on Funimation and CR.

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Posted 4/16/14

supasoggyrolle wrote:

Why should I pay 60 dollars for something that people in Japan can just sit down to for free? I mean, they have to pay the TV bill to watch it, of course, and I have to pay the internet bill to watch it. So, why should I have to pay more? That was my reasoning. And I still believe that.

One problem with this perspective is that the people in Japan don't get it all for free. I commonly see people resorting to fansubs for any series with censoring, either ignoring or being ignorant of the fact that people in Japan don't get those free over the air, but have to pay for AT-X to get them.

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Locked in favor of a new, active thread at /forumtopic-893075/why-are-people-against-piracy
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