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Posted 8/19/14 , edited 8/19/14
A few days ago someone made a forum post about Japan's new anti-piracy project http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-860957/concerning-japans-new-anti-piracy-project?pg=0

And it seems like the Japanese government have decided to help people find a legal source for where they can find anime and manga legally on a site called http://manga-anime-here.com/




I have no problem whit them doing this, infact I like that they're doing this. The only two problem I got whit their countermeasures are that they're not hunting down the owners of illegal websites, instead what they're doing is asking them to shut down the websites or take down the contents of the website... And then also the fact that their website doesn't have that much content on it.

I can't even find cowboy bebop (among other big animes/mangas) on their site that's suppose to help people find a legal alternative...



Also, here's their promotion video where they thank fans of anime/manga http://manga-anime-here.com/guardians

Anyways, what's your take on this?


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Posted 8/19/14
I'd say it's a good idea, but being executed horribly. The site itself needs more titles and lacks a lot of the really big anime/manga. Also, instead of bringing up this site, why not just track and shut down the illegal ones so more legal sites become more popular.
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I'd say it's a good idea, but being executed horribly. The site itself needs more titles and lacks a lot of the really big anime/manga. Also, instead of bringing up this site, why not just track and shut down the illegal ones so more legal sites become more popular.

The thing about that is if they do track down all the illegal sites and shut them down, another 50 will appear. There is nothing stopping people from illegally posting stuff on the internet.

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Posted 8/19/14

TheChowster wrote:

I'd say it's a good idea, but being executed horribly. The site itself needs more titles and lacks a lot of the really big anime/manga. Also, instead of bringing up this site, why not just track and shut down the illegal ones so more legal sites become more popular.


Most illegal servers are hosted from China and Russia and the Japanese government doesn't have access to those countries (since well, they're in another country) meaning that they can't just shut them down. On the other hand Japanese people don't like confrontations whit other people since they believe in using more peaceful solutions on problems.

And of course there's one thing they could do and that's track down the servers that are hosted in Japan and make sure that they¨'re being shut down. And then proceed to negotiate whit other countries governments about them helping to shut down the servers... The only problem whit that is that if they're planning to ask another country like Russia for help then their governments in turn might require something in return and the question then get's... Is it worth it?
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Posted 8/19/14
lol yeah that's a good one
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Give China Senkaku islands and and they won't worry about China anymore.
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That's my first time visiting that site. I gotta say... it's horrible. They need a serious re-design, because navigating was a pain. Also, infinite scroll is a pure sin.

Anyway, I'm not sure I completely understand the purpose of the site. I was under the impression that it would be for streaming, but it just seems like a small encyclopedia of a few anime and manga. To be honest though, I think it's all a wasted effort. Unless they're going to proved legal means for streaming this content, with the vast section you're able to find on other non-legal sites (mainly manga), then there's really no incentive to support other than your own rectitude.
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Posted 8/19/14 , edited 9/18/15
I'd have to agree with those above about the site being distasteful. However, it's fairly new, isn't it? I'm sure improvements will come in the future. After all, it is legal content. Illegal content is usually the best stuff. But I do agree with Japan's government making a fuss over the illegal ones; It's not fair this is being distributed without their consent. But that's just my opinion.
Posted 8/19/14

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On the other hand Japanese people don't like confrontations whit other people since they believe in using more peaceful solutions on problems.


I lol'd so hard.

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They should outsource the site--or specifically hire some otaku to run it. . .
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Posted 8/19/14 , edited 8/19/14
Clicked on One Piece, there was 6 different options on where i can watch it. Not a single one of those links allows me to watch from Norway.
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Posted 8/19/14 , edited 8/19/14
It clearly needs some help, but at least they're trying. It's a lot better than, say, the music industry that tries everything in their power to shut down everything from huge sharing sites like Napster to a random mom that downloaded a couple children's songs. Then suing the hell out of them.

Hopefully people will use it (I know I will for things non-CR) and it'll improve from feedback and popularity.
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Posted 8/19/14 , edited 8/19/14
In many cases piracy is a result of a distribution problem. If people cannot find the content they want available to them legally in the form they want they will find illegal means. Licensing and service exclusive content are huge factors in this (DRM too when in reference to gaming). HBO shows are some of the most frequently pirated out there and that is due to limited distribution and availability. (not everyone has access to certain services in their local area or country)

In this century there is little excuse for the content maker's company not self publishing globally (this eliminates licensing concerns). 3rd party publishing is an outdated method of distribution and is holding back all forms of digital media from reaching maximum market saturation and profits.
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I'm just going to wait and see what happens...
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