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NEWS: Funimation Subpoenas Cloud Hosting Platform Over Copyright Infringement of One Piece Anime


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nagpo



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:01 am Reply with quote
a waste of everyone's time, money and resources.
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Saku-dono



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:06 am Reply with quote
Freaking Funimation... what a desperate act from them.

They get good money from people yet their service is crappy and they have the gall to actually waste money on this soon-to-be lawsuit. I wish people paying Funimation will open their eyes and sue them instead.
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The Count



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:13 am Reply with quote
Hey, we already have two people who know how to run Funimation's business better than they do. God I love the internet.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:16 am Reply with quote
You know, they could've put this effort into fixing their video player. I gave them $60 for a year and it's absolutely awful. At one point there was a slight advantage of their player working on my Smart TV (which Crunchyroll's doesn't), but the last update screwed that up. Plus their refusal to put up Nichijou...
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Dontey Griffith



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:26 am Reply with quote
Saku-dono wrote:
Freaking Funimation... what a desperate act from them.

They get good money from people yet their service is crappy and they have the gall to actually waste money on this soon-to-be lawsuit. I wish people paying Funimation will open their eyes and sue them instead.

They have to sue, if they don't they lose the rights to One Piece.
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Raikuro



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:30 am Reply with quote
Seems pretty obvious Funimation would be obligated to go after people taking the content they licensed from Toei that is being stolen and torrented. As much as entitled people love to hate on Funimaton, it's not like they have much choice in the matter or else the could risk losing the rights themselves.
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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:40 am Reply with quote
LEET John Does, huh?
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yuna49



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:47 am Reply with quote
I don't see how Digital Ocean has any liability here given the "safe harbor" provisions of the DMCA. The article doesn't really make clear what kind of complaint Funimation has filed. If it's simply a "take-down" request under the DMCA, Digital Ocean may have responsibility to remove the offending site, or request that the site owner remove the offending material. Otherwise Digital Ocean seems largely inoculated from liability by the safe harbor provisions.
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gravediggernalk



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:48 am Reply with quote
>People mad at Funimation for suing a site that makes money off of pirated material from a third-party

I can understand being mad a Funimation for having a bad video service (Crunchyroll's is laughably bad too), but it's just silly to not see why this is the right thing to do.
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BringBackUzume



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:18 am Reply with quote
Saku-dono wrote:
Freaking Funimation... what a desperate act from them.

They get good money from people yet their service is crappy and they have the gall to actually waste money on this soon-to-be lawsuit. I wish people paying Funimation will open their eyes and sue them instead.


Sue Funimation for what exactly?
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traitorAIZEN



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:39 am Reply with quote
Making their services worldwide would have been a better use of time and money.
I guess i still have no choice but to watch pirated copies. Great job.
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LilacSkyAtDawn



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:51 am Reply with quote
traitorAIZEN wrote:
Making their services worldwide would have been a better use of time and money.
I guess i still have no choice but to watch pirated copies. Great job.

While I obviously think Funimation has every right to sue, I also agree 100% with this comment. For goodness' sake, every legal anime site blocks me on entry! I can't even access them to look at what shows they're streaming in a given season because they're like "this website is not available in your region." And then they're like "hell, it's licensed in English, the universal language, so the whole world can watch it legally." Too bad "the whole world" doesn't seem to include my entire region. Oh, well. Their loss.
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princess passa passa



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:56 am Reply with quote
It's clear we're not in the fansub days of yore anymore...

Curious to see what the online anime community is gonna look like in next 5 years Confused
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michaeltanzer



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:58 am Reply with quote
Seriously, this whole DMCA thing needs to be stopped! DMCA must be abolished for good!
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veemonjosh



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:04 am Reply with quote
It doesn't help that some people who used the site in question had a habit of going up to Crunchyroll's booth at conventions and loudly bragging to the reps at the booth about how they proudly used illegal sites (specifically namedropping that one). It's like they were asking for these companies to take legal action against it.
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