(Chatsworth, CA) The Animation Co-Op Defense League (ACDL), a consortium of Adult Animation Distributors & Studio's, is pleased to announce they have made significant progress in their efforts to educate and combat the proliferation of web sites illegally hosting and offering for sale selling unlicensed content which is owned by the major Animation studios.
“Last year we collectively decided to group our resources; to band together and take the offensive against anyone and everyone throughout the world stealing our content”, said ACDL Director and Adult Source Media
President, Wendy Crawford.
“We have expedited the process of shutting down illegal operators. By taking these actions we have received a tremendous amount of support from many legitimate web site operators, affiliates and fans. With the creation of the ACDL, together all of the US based Hentai
distributors and studios as well as the Japanese production studios houses are working together to combat this problem. We have already taken immediate legal action against those who are stealing our content deriving revenue from our materials without a license. We all want to address this serious situation so we can continue to deliver content programming to the legion of fans who deserve the best entertainment available”, said Crawford.
The organization has retained legal counsel(s) who specialize in web pirating Intellectual Property litigation in regions of the world where the Co-Op discovered many of the illegal operators maintain operations. The legal team is acting on behalf of the consortium, strength in numbers being a strong factor in the partnership of the content holders and producers.
Said Crawford, “Every day we speak with web sites, tube sites, and affiliate programs, who have knowingly or unknowingly displayed content that they do not have the rights for. We have discovered that some of them were misinformed and want to legally comply with the Co-Op's members to obtain legitimate licenses to resell the material. This year alone we have already taken down a total of 10,738 infringers, including: 5006 Movie file-sharing links, 2123 Picture file-sharing links and 3609 Blog posts.
“The Co-Op is acting extremely aggressively in terms of tracking and shutting down these illegal operations. This is really an unprecedented action which has united us all.
We encourage any and all web site operators and affiliates….. who may not know whether the content they are offering has been authorized to contact us so we can guide you, we can discuss licensing of material to make your sites a success while supporting those who produce those materials.”
Please contact us to discuss your options. ACDL represents the whole of the US/Japanese hentai
animation industry. Remember your help is always needed. If you know of a site that is illegally displaying content, or you just want to donate to the cause, please use the email bellow.