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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:02 pm Reply with quote
*Shakes head*. Yet another show that will be downloaded for free and the creators most likely won't make much revenue from this.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:05 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
*Shakes head*. Yet another show that will be downloaded for free and the creators most likely won't make much revenue from this.


You didn't read that the download to own requires a subscription, and some revenue does find its way back to Japan. The Japanese companies wouldn't be doing it unless something was in it for them.
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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:45 pm Reply with quote
You got that right. The Japanese companies are making an absolute killing off the download to own section, which is why so many companies are jumping on Crunchyroll's bandwagon. The subscription service is for the non-download-to-own content, the ones you can't download.
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FireChick



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:12 pm Reply with quote
That's weird. I'm trying to watch this Kaede Newtown movie on Crunchyroll, but when I click on it, it says "Article/Document not found".
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:22 pm Reply with quote
kokuryu wrote:
You got that right. The Japanese companies are making an absolute killing off the download to own section, which is why so many companies are jumping on Crunchyroll's bandwagon. The subscription service is for the non-download-to-own content, the ones you can't download.


Since I am no longer a member of Crunchyroll, I had no clue that they actually stop people from downloading anime, subscription or not.

Ah so they do make revenue, that is good to know.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:50 pm Reply with quote
still feels weird seeing Crunchyroll go from being the bane of the anime community, to the official go-to site of big anime companies. most site owners get arrested for what they were doing.
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souleater



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:17 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
still feels weird seeing Crunchyroll go from being the bane of the anime community, to the official go-to site of big anime companies. most site owners get arrested for what they were doing.


Youtube and Veoh's site owners got arrested? I think you should look into the safe harbor provision of the DMCA. Hosting user-uploaded content is not illegal as long as one takes down copyright-infringing content by request, which is what Crunchyroll does.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:07 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
Since I am no longer a member of Crunchyroll, I had no clue that they actually stop people from downloading anime, subscription or not.


If you have the most recent RealPlayer Windows software installed, you can easily download any video shown through a flash player, it's one of it's features. I don't think this can be stopped.

I was a CrunchyRoll subscriber for about half a year, and early on some videos could be downloaded for an extra fee straight from the website. Not sure if they do that anymore.
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Daimao Raki



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:48 pm Reply with quote
I too am suprised that Crunchyroll is becoming THE anime site online. If only it's userbase wasn't so retarded.....
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souleater



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:00 pm Reply with quote
Daimao Raki wrote:
I too am suprised that Crunchyroll is becoming THE anime site online. If only it's userbase wasn't so retarded.....


lol yeah, but still its way better than youtube users Anime hyper
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:32 pm Reply with quote
souleater wrote:
v1cious wrote:
still feels weird seeing Crunchyroll go from being the bane of the anime community, to the official go-to site of big anime companies. most site owners get arrested for what they were doing.


Youtube and Veoh's site owners got arrested? I think you should look into the safe harbor provision of the DMCA. Hosting user-uploaded content is not illegal as long as one takes down copyright-infringing content by request, which is what Crunchyroll does.


yes youtube wasn't charging for their services. Veoh does have an HD service, but they have deals with the companies to host their material, just like Hulu.
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souleater



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:01 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:


yes youtube wasn't charging for their services. Veoh does have an HD service, but they have deals with the companies to host their material, just like Hulu.


how is crunchyroll charging for its services?

Crunchyroll also has an HD/simulcast service (they call it anime membership or something), but they have deals with the companies to host their material as well
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gorbal



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:28 am Reply with quote
And I hear of you don't pay you get commercials...either way the Japanese companies are making money.

Do you want to know who ISN't beniffiting from this? American distributors. If Funimation and crunchyroll would merge that would be killer...but then they could also be each others competition.
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