Xeno wrote:Back when I was into anime I had this habit of downloading a show while it was still airing in Japan with subtitling done by fan groups. If I enjoyed the show enough, when (if) it got a US license I bought it. We didn't have sites like Netflix, Hulu, or Crunchyroll back in the early 2000's, so we did what we had to. I get that they want to cut down on piracy, anyone with substantial IP wants to do the same, however, I think they'll run into the same problems the RIAA and MPAA ran into here in the US with anti-piracy laws and actions...no one will care enough to actually stop.
Nate wrote:I often don't feel too bad about pirating/streaming anime if it's an older series. Like, nobody's doing anything with the El-Hazard property, so I don't feel bad if I go on a streaming site to watch it there. Because even IF I bought a legal disc, the company who originally licensed the property isn't going to get any of that money, so if they're not getting money either way, why should I bother?
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