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Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« on: December 10, 2004, 08:27:44 AM »
Popular anime fansub link site Anime Suki has revealed that Japanese distribution company Media Factory has requested that all Media Factory owned anime titles be removed from the Anime Suki website. In effect, Media Factory has officially requested, by implication, that English speaking anime fans cease unauthorized distribution of Media Factory owned anime titles including Genshiken, School Rumble, and Gankutsuou. Japanese distributors including Media Factory have a legal and ethical right to quell unauthorized distribution of their anime titles, regardless of whether or not the titles are licensed for official American release, but up until now Japanese companies have generally turned a blind eye to unauthorized distribution of their properties among English speaking fans. It's presently unknown what, if any, effect this announcement will have on the American fan translation community nor whether other Japanese licensors will follow in Media Factory's footsteps.

http://www.animesuki.com/doc.php/legal/mediafactory.html
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Re: Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004, 11:53:48 AM »
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Re: Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004, 02:43:43 PM »
Eh, a similar thing happened to SnoopyCool before. I wouldn't think too much of it yet.

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Re: Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004, 05:58:12 PM »
Wow this really sucks.  I hope it'll blow over really soon

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Re: Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004, 09:11:31 PM »
I would have liked to see School Rumble 9+ << Is Dash still subbing it?

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Re: Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2004, 07:28:04 AM »
Related link:
http://www.wannabefansubs.net/tenma/index.php?showtopic=48

"Nonetheless, it states that WannabeFansubs.net and its direct affiliates will take an "indifferent" approach to this issue. This response came following Anime-Keep's pledge to continue fansubbing Gankutsuou until further notice, and Scarywater disregarding "licensing" issues that are not within the North American region. WannabeFansubs will follow suit and continue to fansub School Rumble as per the usual routine. WF has and will continue to provide through its members' hard work and devotion free fansubs to School Rumble fans until further notice. "

Some discussion on the matter:
http://s88007003.onlinehome.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1271

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Re: Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2004, 08:33:02 AM »
I hope other companies don't do the same...


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Re: Japanese liscensor requests digisubs removed from website
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2004, 08:59:59 AM »
I would have liked to see School Rumble 9+ << Is Dash still subbing it?

I dunno, go on IRC and ask Ed. >_>

 

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