Post Reply local governments in Mexico may end up pirating dragon ball
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Posted 3/16/18 , edited 3/17/18
so apparently, some local municipalities in Mexico are planning to air Dragon Ball Super (episode 130: The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!!), even though they don't have the necessary broadcast permission from Toei.



Local Governments in Mexico Might ‘Pirate’ Dragon Ball
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Tomorrow, however, there’s the very real possibility of a huge copyright infringement controversy hitting large parts of Mexico, all centered around the hugely popular anime series Dragon Ball Super.

This Saturday episode 130, titled “The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!!”, will hit the streets. It’s the penultimate episode of the series and will see the climax of Goku and Jiren’s battle – apparently.

The key point is that fans everywhere are going nuts in anticipation, so much so that various local governments in Mexico have agreed to hold public screenings for free, including in football stadiums and public squares.

... Remberto Estrada, the municipal president of Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, confirmed that the episode will be aired at the Cultural Center of the Arts in Cancun. The mayor of Ciudad Juarez says that a viewing will go ahead at the Plaza de la Mexicanidad with giant screens and cosplay contests on the sidelines.

Many local government Twitter accounts sent out official invitations, like the one shown below.


AYUNTAMIENTO CAPITALINO TRANSMITIRÁ FINAL DE DRAGÓN BALL EN PLAZA DEL CARMEN – El próximo sábado 17 de marzo, el evento dirigido a los fans de las series animadas japonesas y de los cómics… https://t.co/NhMn42toqj pic.twitter.com/meJiojPk65

— Ayuntamiento de SLP (@AytoSLP) March 10, 2018

But ... there is a big problem. According to reports, no group or organization has the rights to show Dragon Ball Super in public in Mexico, a fact confirmed by Toei Animation, the company behind the show.



“To the viewers and fans of Dragon Ball. We have become aware of the plans to exhibit episode # 130 of our Dragon Ball Super series in stadiums, plazas, and public places throughout Latin America,” the company said in an official announcement.

“Toei Animation has not authorized these public shows and does not support or sponsor any of these events nor do we or any of our titles endorse any institution exhibiting the unauthorized episode.

“In an effort to support copyright laws, to protect the work of thousands of persons and many labor sectors, we request that you please enjoy our titles at the official platforms and broadcasters and not support illegal screenings that incite piracy.”

-official statement from Toei Animation

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Crunchyroll ... is reportedly trying ... to ensure that everything remains legal and above board.
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One region that has already confirmed its event won’t go ahead is Mexico City. The head of the local government there told disappointed fans that since they can’t get permission from Toei, the whole thing has been canceled.

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Crunchyroll is trying to keep things legal. whether local governments in Mexico will listen to Crunchyroll and Toei, that's another story. at least one region ended up canceling the screening. other regions may or may not follow suit.

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Mexico is so weeb, jajajajajaja!
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Wow. I wasn't expecting people to get THAT excited over an anime, even if it is Dragon Ball. Is it really that popular down in Mexico, or is there context that I'm missing?
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I eagerly await the great Goku Riots of 2018.
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Haha I guess if you cannot enforce your own laws then why bother observing Japanese law. FUCK IT LETS AIR IT LIVE!!!

It reminds me of when the anti-piracy ads that played in theatres and DVD's were discovered to have been using pirated music on them: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/01/29/3678851.htm
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poor Mexico, always shafted thanks to a corrupt government. guess a cartel member there is a DB fan... you let them dub one horrible 80s live action Dragon Ball movie and they think they own it, sheesh. they'll get hit with a fine if it's aired, a bit of drug money from America will cover it, check!
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Posted 3/18/18 , edited 3/19/18
......they don't already pirate this?


Also..do they not have Crunchyroll?
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Posted 3/18/18 , edited 3/19/18

Mishio1 wrote:

Wow. I wasn't expecting people to get THAT excited over an anime, even if it is Dragon Ball. Is it really that popular down in Mexico, or is there context that I'm missing?


Dragon Ball is THE anime here. DBZ re-runs is the prime time show on Canal 5, Televisa's 2nd largest channel, since the 90's.


Nogara-san wrote:

......they don't already pirate this?


Also..do they not have Crunchyroll?


1. Some people (if not almost everyone) does
2. Yep, but we like to get iin the meme (or 'mame') train.
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Posted 3/19/18 , edited 3/19/18
What I want to know is.

Why the hell are people soo hyped for dragon ball super xD

it's going to be watched illegal whether you like it or not.

I can just imagine what it's going to be when they revive the series again.

What's after a god? Super God? Like Super Saiyan Super God? Or is it Super Saiyan Super God Super Saiyan

Fuck
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