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As a paying subscriber, Licensing Restrictions are a real incentive to cancel a subscription - It just amounts to a pain in the ass. We're not getting the service we're paying for, and we'll just find other ways to get to the content, be it through a VPN or through alternative providers.

It's 2017 now and I'm going on 22. Throughout my life nobody seems to have moved their ass about this. Why? Do you plan to suffer this forever? Life is too short.

Can we please work with the relevant authorities, to make more global licenses the standard, so that there is no place on earth we cannot watch the majority of videos, preferably before the majority of us die? I'd like to waste less time of my life dancing around pointless bureaucracy that only makes piracy very appealing. We've all got better things to be doing and only so many years of our life to live.

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Tom
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Tommer_1 wrote:

Can we please work with the relevant authorities, to make more global licenses the standard, so that there is no place on earth we cannot watch the majority of videos.


Who would get global rights to shows? CR isn't the only streaming site out there... It would be stupid if every single one had to have world wide rights.

Reason why global rights don't exist is the same reasons every other media has local regions.. It makes more money for the content providers.

Some are locked to home video rights. CR isn't going to release shows on DVD in the Kingdom of Tonga now are they? ***
Some don't think a show would work in particular region/s. Also why pay for rights if no one is going to watch it? applies as well.
Some want to sell exclusive rights.

A lot of CR's shows are only licensed by someone who has home video releases. If they went bust tomorrow a whole bunch of shows would likely vanish.

*** CR has home video rights to lots of regions for a few particular titles but never did anything with them except for North America. Live in DVD region 2 3 4 5 well tough cookies.

Personally I would like to see a fall back site owned by content creators so they have to use that to stream their shows. If they can't/won't license the show to other streaming sites that it would be available there.
This would see small regions such as EU countries hopefully drop off CR and go on to the content owners site instead of here have 5 titles on CR etc.
In other regions where it's CR + X + Y + Z streaming series they work on having a joint membership option.

Out of interest what region/country do you live in?
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Tommer_1 wrote:

It's 2017 now and I'm going on 22. Throughout my life nobody seems to have moved their ass about this. Why? Do you plan to suffer this forever? Life is too short.

Unless you've been around here longer than your profile suggests, you've missed that the situation has gotten a lot better over the years. A lot of titles this last season were "worldwide outside of Asia", which once was a rarity (at least for anything but short form anime).


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