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Posted 7/2/14
how is licensing and reporting restricted? I can go to Anime News Network and read the same news on a US or Japanese connection so .... It really sucks, I enjoyed reading about all the new games and shows, events going on around the world, and interesting stories but it would seem that the regions other than America aren't privy to reading about what others have to say about their own events.

I guess we live in a world where you can't even talk about something upcoming without paying royalties
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Posted 7/2/14
I don't understand.
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Posted 7/2/14
I'm a little bit confused as well.
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Posted 7/2/14
i like the word perplexed
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Posted 7/2/14

kenshin90991 wrote:

how is licensing and reporting restricted? I can go to Anime News Network and read the same news on a US or Japanese connection so .... It really sucks, I enjoyed reading about all the new games and shows, events going on around the world, and interesting stories but it would seem that the regions other than America aren't privy to reading about what others have to say about their own events.

I guess we live in a world where you can't even talk about something upcoming without paying royalties


I don't think any of us are quite sure what you're saying...
Could you start from the beginning, with a little more detail?
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Posted 7/2/14
OP, we are all still perplexed. Oh, the irony!
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Posted 7/2/14
Are you región locked on a news site?
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Posted 7/2/14
Yes, we live in a world where you pay for stuff, you guessed that right.
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Posted 7/3/14
ok so the link www.crunchyroll.com/news aka the latest news section along with all the stories that you find there are unavailable (when I try to click a link that CR posts on FB or a friend sends I get a "cannot be found," message). I enjoyed reading stories from there while I was in the US and really hoped that I could at least still see those but according to CR Support ...



I can understand why titles/shows aren't available here but news? I'm confused because the text or story that the staff at Crunchyroll write shouldn't be region blocked, maybe the videos that they embed as part of the story sure I can understand not being able to see those but for the whole section to be gone? I can go to Anime News Network and there is no difference between what I see on my Japanese home network or at my work network. How come they can publish stories but CR cant due to, "licensing and reporting."

I hope this cleared some things up
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Posted 7/3/14
Because Obamacare.
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Posted 7/3/14

MrHalligan wrote:

Because Obamacare.


I'll be damned if he takes away my moe girls too.
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You are perplexed, yet we are perplexed as well by your perplexity.
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Posted 7/3/14
I'm pretty sure proxies are legal for those purposes.
Though I'm not sure about Japanese laws.
But, yeah, generally Crunchyroll is for those who live outside of Japan, for some reason.
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Posted 7/3/14
oh yea, there are ways around it, I'm just so confused as to why that of all things is blocked too
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