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Posted 10/27/16

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


Bryan4490 wrote:

Piracy is a big deal, especially for companies. I recently seen a few statistics that showed millions of dollars lost to piracy. Is that really the case? Because I for one do pirate a lot of anime, but I also buy pretty much everything that I pirate. So my piracy is not a loss of sale for the companies. The question is: Do you solely pirate your anime? Or do you buy it as well?

While we are on the subject, do you think piracy should be completely gotten rid of?


any source link ?

the thing is companies think people who pirated will pay ?

there are countries where people are making $7-10 a day

so at what price you want to sell your products to those people ?

also do you want to sue those people for hundreds of thousand or millions over piracy? given their income ?

the last thing is the the media quality they are watching are crap

it's like watching CAM version of a movie



There are a few articles in the crunchyroll news section that provide links to some sites, if you are willing to dig threw crunchy's articles you should find them.
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I try to support artists as much as I can. I watch a lot of stuff from Crunchyroll and Funimation. If I really like it I will often buy the DVD or Bluray.

I will confess before I subbed to CR or Funimation or for the rare show neither carries I have pirated an episode or two. If it was good I would buy it. If not I would be glad I saved my money.
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Posted 10/27/16 , edited 10/27/16
I don't pirate anime or download any videos period. That being said if something isn't licensed in my region I'll go to a random site to view it, and I see nothing wrong with this since you can't lose money off a product that isn't being sold. 10 years ago you pretty much couldn't buy any anime other than top titles that aired on broadcast tv, so you were stuck with fansubs (which often put in trollsubs to mess with viewers, and mistranslating things) so I am glad to support the industry via my membership and avoid such headaches. As an American, I can legally stream 90-95% or so of titles so I see illegal downloading here as theft, but I have to admit if I lived in a country where nobody licenses anything, well I can at least understand why many people resort to piracy out of desperation.

Hopefully, one day there will be a world without all of this stupid region licensing nonsense, but I won't hold my breath.
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Posted 10/27/16

kevz_210 wrote:

I have to admit if I lived in a country where nobody licenses anything, well I can at least understand why many people resort to piracy out of desperation.

Hopefully, one day there will be a world without all of this stupid region licensing nonsense, but I won't hold my breath.


This^ I'm Latinamerican so a lot of things don't get licensed to us at all (for example Attack on Titan is not available here) so there's really no legal option to watch some anime, specially older ones (but I suppose that happens everywhere), which makes watching anime on unofficial sites the only way to watch them at all.
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No. Crunchyroll and Netflix seem to be the only legal sites in HERE where i can watch anime. However, if there's something i can't watch from neither but has a DVD version released, better but i won't buy every last one of them. If i buy one, it has to be complete collection, because:

Saves money.
Saves space (somewhat).

Of course, not (possibly) every anime gets such, which sucks.
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I will neither confirm or deny this....

BUT
when I sold my anime collection of DVDs . . .
I made over $1200 on it.....
most were sold at a video/game shop for about 25 cents each...
I shudder to think just how much I spent on it.
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I doubt many people exist who are into anime and have never at least watched a fansubbed anime on questionable streaming sites.
I'd even wager many people only ever got started on anime because of such sites. At least that is true for me.

Personally getting my Crunchyroll subscription has massively toned down the amount of stuff I get from questionable sources. It's rare that I want to watch a specific anime that isn't available on Crunchyroll. Probably because I don't look for much anime anymore beyond the lineup of cr.
Posted 10/28/16
No. I used to buy some DVDs, but not anymore, as I don't want to have all these junks in my house. I'm not a minimalist, I want to live like a nomad some day, kind of like those people who carry sleeping bags and travel all over, and these junks will weigh me down.
Will have to sell all of these junks I currently own at some time in the future.
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I mostly pay for streaming services unless something is just not licensed, then I may try to find it fansubbed. Most of the 'lost profits' numbers are a crock. Assuming every pirated stream/download would have paid is a lost sale is flat out wrong, and that those pirated streams never lead to fans buying related merchandise. Streaming services almost certainly wouldn't exist without fansubs, seeing how slow Japanese companies were to do anything besides overpriced dvds/blu-rays. Piracy maintains fills niche markets that aren't covered by companies, not direct competition.
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I only watch anime here, and sometimes Netflix. I treat it like I do manga(which i prefer over anime), If its licensed in the USA, and its not currently on Crunchyroll I will buy it either physical or digital depending on finances. The only exception is anime/manga that is so obscure you will never see it here or for purchase in the USA such as anything related to "To Love Ru". Unfortunately I am guilty of that particular exception. Now of course If they later become available for purchase I will eventually try to collect them. "Freezing" is another one, anime was only available on a pirated site. Then got into the manga, and recently found them at Books A Million and bought 4 volumes.
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I pirated it before I found out thise websites were pirated. If only I had the money...
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That was around 6-7 years ago, prior to that i made purchases of manga and anime (with shitty subs) and now i mostly watch online and purchase very little (or none).
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I don't pirate anything anymore, not even music. If I don't have the money to keep up my subscriptions, then I don't need them.
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