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Posted 3/22/15

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

Using a VPN and/or proxy never have and never will be illegal. But it may break the terms of service for the service you use. Also, it's up to the service provider to protect their licenses from being viewed where they don't have a license


Give it time. Trust me.
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fishnducks wrote:

Actually having all the series available in all regions. None of that "This is not available in your region" Also having a good video on demand service with a good player none of this garbage player that CR uses.


What's wrong whit the player CR uses? It works perfectly for me... Maybe it's your connection.


It probably is our connection...

but that very same bad connections shows us how shitty it is compared to other players.

I have probems with CR streaming that I don't encounter with netflix, hulu, youtube, etc...

my connection may be bad, but it doesn't negate that some players play extremely well even with a piss poor connection. (ie. it's bad connection and a bad player.)
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15

jordancharacter wrote:

The problem with illegal anime sites is Supply, Demand, and Convenience. If legal sites have any hope of converting illegal users, they have to great increase the supply ( the varieties of anime and for all users regardless of region) and make it more convenient to the extent people would consider paying for it ( such as a legal anime site with ALL anime at the time it releases. Movie licensing will probably greatly help also).

I understand the licensing issues with that, but I think the anime and manga industry would be one of the few to benefit from lack of legal competition, especially since illegal sites are the main problem. For example, if Funimation did not exist, it's likely Crunchyroll would have a ton more anime in the catalog, making everything even more convenient. Also, the illegal competition would keep a reign on prices, so if Crunchy overcharged, they would then lose users to illegal streaming.

Finally, it may help Crunchy a ton to get into the Cable TV business.


Finally, someone who understands the way the black market reigns acts as the hidden control on capitalistic forces.
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I know a lot of people whom believe in the notion "why should I pay if I can get it for free?"

This is just my theory... But companies NEED to learn consumers of how much money they accully do lose when people pirate their content. On the site it said that 17% of Japanese consumers pirate anime and manga illegally, and yet anime and manga is one of the easiest things to obtain in Japan. And if you think it for a second then 17% of the total consumers count of a product is a massive number, let's say a million people buy anime and manga (Just because it's easy let's say they cost 1$ each) and then 17% of that is 170.000 people whom could have used their money to improve the industry... And then the industry lose 170.000$ off of that.


Actually, competing with pirates is not has hard as you'd think the main problem is availability and the price. The best way to defeat piracy (or reduce it significantly) is to outcompete the pirates by offering a legal, easy, open service that offers a fair price. Most people will quite happily pay for content see for example Steam and ITunes. Anime is no different. if a series does not get released outside of Japan or only gets a US release then it will be pirated at rates of 95%-100% (with the exceptions of hard-core fans) elsewhere because people are faced with a choice: don't watch it or watch it illegally. Practically all chose the latter.
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I find illegal anime sites to be helping the Japanese government. These sites spread an anime's popularity like wildfire, which means profit for the anime industry. Popularity also means more attention -in a positive way- and tourists. However, the real problem are the TV channels that are entitled to these anime, since they are the one's that payed for the rights. The government recognizes the problem, but decides to make it seem like they care when they really don't. Hence the website. Well that's what I would do. Not sure if this is what they were aiming for, but it would be a logical plan if so.
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Lol Just gonna sit back and watch this blow by
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