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i keep getting this msg on animes such as one piece and more !! .Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.
anything i can do :S ? i live in denmark.
and i own a few of the one piece on dvds, but i really wanted to see the rest here or at least legally online .
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CrystalNi wrote:

i keep getting this msg on animes such as one piece and more !! .Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.
anything i can do :S ? i live in denmark.
and i own a few of the one piece on dvds, but i really wanted to see the rest here or at least legally online .


I've moved this over to Site Support, but there's really nothing you can do. Here's a link to a bit more info from the Help/FAQ Knowledgebase:

https://crunchyroll.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204878816-Which-shows-are-available-in-my-country-
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okay thank you very much ! and that sucks xD but still thanks for the reply;D
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You can try mock location where you fake your location, [redacted] is how to do it. And tunnelbear is the same thing. But I'm not sure if crunchyroll likes this or not. I haven't done it my self so I can't guarantee. Enjoy your anime knowing you support the creators that's my motto.


Manipulating your geolocation data in order to bypass regional restrictions is a violation of CR's /ToS. The only exception is for military personnel serving at bases abroad, as those are considered part of the home country, such as US Military bases in Japan are considered part of the United States for geolocation purposes.
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Posted 7/31/16

ComboChrist wrote:


eyeofpain wrote:


DJ_ONYX wrote:

You can try mock location where you fake your location, [redacted] is how to do it. And tunnelbear is the same thing. But I'm not sure if crunchyroll likes this or not. I haven't done it my self so I can't guarantee. Enjoy your anime knowing you support the creators that's my motto.


Manipulating your geolocation data in order to bypass regional restrictions is a violation of CR's /ToS. The only exception is for military personnel serving at bases abroad, as those are considered part of the home country, such as US Military bases in Japan are considered part of the United States for geolocation purposes.


That's a joke, right?


No, though typically, those US military bases in Japan seem to already be marked as US-based locations by geolocation services, so additional manipulation doesn't seem to usually be required. Permanent and temporary bases may be treated differently.
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Posted 7/31/16

eyeofpain wrote:


DJ_ONYX wrote:

You can try mock location where you fake your location, [redacted] is how to do it. And tunnelbear is the same thing. But I'm not sure if crunchyroll likes this or not. I haven't done it my self so I can't guarantee. Enjoy your anime knowing you support the creators that's my motto.


Manipulating your geolocation data in order to bypass regional restrictions is a violation of CR's /ToS. The only exception is for military personnel serving at bases abroad, as those are considered part of the home country, such as US Military bases in Japan are considered part of the United States for geolocation purposes.


That's a joke, right?
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ComboChrist post">wrote:

That's a joke, right?


No, US bases are extraterritorial. They are legally part of the United States, no matter where in the world they are.
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Yo I feel ya. I found an interesting series I wanna watch and saw it was available here but I can't watch it cuz the rights for my region have not been bought (yet?). I cri.
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I know how you feel. I really want to watch One Piece anime coz that manga is super popular here in finland.
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Why do publishers want to restrict the countries where you can view anime from? I can understand it for the free, ad-based version, but why does it matter where you're from if you're paying for it same as others? Xenophobia or what? Wouldn't it mean more money for them if more people could see their content? Especially in places where there are no other alternatives except pirating. In fact, it seems they make it available in places where there are alternatives, but not where there aren't :))

Does anyone have a reasonable answer to this?
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kesarion wrote:

Why do publishers want to restrict the countries where you can view anime from? I can understand it for the free, ad-based version, but why does it matter where you're from if you're paying for it same as others? Xenophobia or what? Wouldn't it mean more money for them if more people could see their content? Especially in places where there are no other alternatives except pirating. In fact, it seems they make it available in places where there are alternatives, but not where there aren't :))

Does anyone have a reasonable answer to this?


Reasonable? Hard to say. There is this practice in paying for licensing called a "Minimum Guarantee" to go along with actual royalty use. If, as a supplier, you only sell "one" region, i.e. the world, then you only get one block of minimum guaranteed $$ if the show turns out to be a flop. If instead, the requirement is that the streamer pays this minimum for several/many separate regions, which have already been established/defined in prior business dealings, then you can get incremental minimums for each region that the streamer wants to play in.

CR wants to stream everywhere, but if the supplier wants to sell by individual regions (there may be other companies bidding locally for some of those regions, even if yours isn't one of them), then it's a matter of whether the cost can be covered for each incremental minimum region they have to pay for.

Since CR obviously have data on how many views they get in a geolocated IP region (they pay half of the subscription revenue to the supplier based on minimum + number of views), they can supposedly predict how much of a minimum can be paid to pick up that region for new shows, or gamble on the show being enough of a runaway hit to gain more subscriptions. They bid on everything, based on what they think they can recover from their data, but if their bid isn't high enough to make the supplier happy, or if they get outbid by some other local company, then they don't get the rights.

When people use certain techniques to defeat geolocation detection, that skews the data for viewership counts away from the actual region. As a business, you aren't going to want to pay for a minimum guarantee where the data doesn't support it being recovered. Someone could gamble, and some gamblers are very successful, but statistically, most of them lose...
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Dang, I guess that makes sense; I kinda wish it didn't though, keep the hope alive.

So, to put it simply, it's not just a contract to stream and pay back a percentage, there's a licensing price that must be paid before CR is allowed to stream certain content, sometimes it's per region, and there can be only one highlander.

CR, then, isn't willing to bid (bet) on certain regions because of poor return on investment...
Well that's just unfair... Are these publishers really getting more this way?

And about this bidding process, is there any place we can see who's winning Europe so goddam consistently? I mean they must be doing a strapping job of it if they can keep it up year after year. Or is it that no one's even bid on Europe, the starting price's just so high?

I wonder if there's anything we can do to change the process.
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Posted 12/29/16

kesarion wrote:

Dang, I guess that makes sense; I kinda wish it didn't though, keep the hope alive.

So, to put it simply, it's not just a contract to stream and pay back a percentage, there's a licensing price that must be paid before CR is allowed to stream certain content, sometimes it's per region, and there can be only one highlander.

CR, then, isn't willing to bid (bet) on certain regions because of poor return on investment...
Well that's just unfair... Are these publishers really getting more this way?

And about this bidding process, is there any place we can see who's winning Europe so goddam consistently? I mean they must be doing a strapping job of it if they can keep it up year after year. Or is it that no one's even bid on Europe, the starting price's just so high?

I wonder if there's anything we can do to change the process.


Many of these companies don't like to change the way they've been operating. As they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," and they don't seem to consider anything broken. If a certain show isn't available in your region, you should contact your local publishers to see if they have secured the rights in your country.
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