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Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14


Anti-piracy group hoping to cut out all the websites that are illegally uploading anime, manga, games, and music. This is a list of all the websites they're hoping to get anime off of:



All those generic websites
Thinking piratebay is gonna shutdown
Not knowing myspace died five years ago


Thoughts anyone? I'd like to hear them.
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every-time someone takes this seriously. i laugh so hard i suffocate from my lungs collapsing.

They are not going to get rid of piracy. Piracy will continue to be around no matter what. If the movie and music industry cannot take down piracy, which are together, trillion dollar industries. I doubt a small niche market worth a couple billion dollars, can take down these sites.

Until regional restrictions and easy to access alternatives (such as crunchyroll) are available to everyone. Piracy will continue to thrive until the end of the internet.

Even when these regional restrictions are abolished, piracy will still continue to a certain extent. I myself only pirate shows that i am unable to view on either funimation or crunchyroll. Most people i know, only do that aswell. If i was able to view all these shows in my country, i wouldn't pirate at all; because i love to support the stuff i enjoy.

The estimated losses are based on the hopes that all pirates will buy the media once piracy is eliminated, which is ridiculous, because at-least 60-70% of pirates would not spend the money on it in the first place. The other 30% cannot pay for it at all, due to unavailability issues brought upon by outdated region restrictions.
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I think MAG is killing the industry instead of helping it.

There was this study (I can't find it now) that showed those who pirated movies (and music) actually spent more on products pertaining to the movie or artist than those that just bought a movie ticket or bought from iTunes.

We otakus in the United States are pretty much forced to illegally stream (I don't, I use crunchyroll o_o) because anime is so scarce here. An anime convention I went to was more Marvel/DC/Capcom comics than manga, and more superhero animations than anime. I've spent quite a bit on anime merchandise, thanks to anime streaming from a shady streaming site (before I started using CR and corrected my evil ways).

Even with legit sites like Crunchyroll, however, the amount of anime there is to legally stream is limited. Hence fansubs. I want to watch the To-Aru Railgun series but that's not on CR, and not on any other legal site I can think of. So... I'm forced to go to *insert shady streaming site here* and watch.

If companies allowed more sites to stream their anime... think about how much more merchandise they would be selling -- I would say their profits would rise. Win-win.
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LOL

Some of the sites they're gonna try to take down have been tried before, mangafox switched to .me because of it.

shit I wonder if they'll switch to .moe now

So gl with that M.A.G.


I'm guessing they'll be able to take down the small fries though, but then a whole plethora of sites will pop up
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HA! The Pirate Bay... Good Luck with that one bros...
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Sorry but Mangabee is the only way im able to get my hands on New Manga..cant take them down... and i notice it says youtube? WAT
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yup not gonna happen, especially when several of us love things that aren't available outside of Japan legally. 87% of the manga i read is not licensed by anyone anywhere...
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Posted 8/1/14 , edited 8/1/14

spectralMagician wrote:

Anti-piracy group hoping to cut out all the websites that are illegally uploading anime, manga, games, and music. This is a list of all the websites they're hoping to get anime off of:

All those generic websites
Thinking piratebay is gonna shutdown
Not knowing myspace died five years ago


Thoughts anyone? I'd like to hear them.


Just so you know, linking images from 4chan is pointless because:

1) The images will die within hours
2) 4chan protects against hot-linking so nobody else will see the image you saw - instead we'll be seeing this:


So personally, I have no idea what your image might be! Nor do I think anyone else except for the maybe 1-2 repliers.

Why are we even having this discussion on a legal streaming site in the first place? :O

Just curious because linking and naming web sites that share content illegally is against the rules and Terms of Service...


My thoughts? There will always be illegal web sites no matter what you do, but being inactive and ignoring them isn't the solution. Nor is the solution to nuke everything.

The best is to simply make legal content more available and easily accessed.

The main reason pirated content is so popular is because most people* want the easiest solutions without having to pay a small fortune.


Edit:
Locking this as it is now rendered moot.


* conjecture pulled out of my buttocks
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