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Mar 17, 2008 3:41 PM

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When an anime gets liscenced???
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Mar 17, 2008 3:44 PM

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It means that whatever company licensed it now has the legal right to distribute it.
 
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For us, it means that a company has acquired the "rights" to an anime series, and can distribute DVDs, merchandise, etc as they see fit for it.

There's a bit more to it, but that's the bare-bones basic answer.

 
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Mar 17, 2008 3:46 PM
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Use descriptive topic titles. Fixed.
 
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Mar 17, 2008 3:50 PM

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AnimeSuki has a greatly informative page here.

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Mar 17, 2008 3:52 PM

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Rosario + Vampire just got licensed.That makes me verry happy. :)
 
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Thanks for the info.
 
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Mar 17, 2008 4:29 PM

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And when a seris does get liscensed, we have to stop watching the fansubs of it because it's illegal. But none of us do that anyways. =P
 
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Mar 17, 2008 4:32 PM

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It means dirty pirates like myself get screwed over for series like Negima!? 8D

But yes, as everyone already explained, it means the anime is now available for legal distribution on DVD etc.
 
Mar 17, 2008 4:53 PM

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kirAth-shiAue said:
And when a seris does get liscensed, we have to stop watching the fansubs of it because it's illegal. But none of us do that anyways. =P


Wait a minute, then i'm not happy at all. :( On a side note, Naruto gets subbed all the time and its liscensed.I just watched episode 50 the other day.(Shippuuden that is)
 
Mar 17, 2008 6:00 PM

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yes as explained above, whenever a series is licensed, that means its copy and distribution rights have been acquired by certain companies. that doesn't mean that fan subbers can't sub anymore, it just meant that by distributing new subbed episodes after a series is licensed, uploaders or distributers of those illegal copies are considered as breaking the laws
 
Mar 17, 2008 6:04 PM

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pcube19622 said:
yes as explained above, whenever a series is licensed, that means its copy and distribution rights have been acquired by certain companies. that doesn't mean that fan subbers can't sub anymore, it just meant that by distributing new subbed episodes after a series is licensed, uploaders or distributers of those illegal copies are considered as breaking the laws


Oh OK thanks
 
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pcube19622 said:
yes as explained above, whenever a series is licensed, that means its copy and distribution rights have been acquired by certain companies. that doesn't mean that fan subbers can't sub anymore, it just meant that by distributing new subbed episodes after a series is licensed, uploaders or distributers of those illegal copies are considered as breaking the laws


Make no mistake, fansubs are illegal and breaking copyright law regardless if a show is licensed or not.

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Mar 17, 2008 6:32 PM

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tainteddonut said:

Make no mistake, fansubs are illegal and breaking copyright law regardless if a show is licensed or not.


^ this.

Fansubbing is illegal, period. Japanese companies are just less likely to go after foreign downloaders than US companies that license stuff for distribution outside of Japan.
 
Mar 18, 2008 7:45 PM

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Fansubbing is completely Illegal? I thought it was just if the anime gets liscensed after then you keep subbing...
 
Mar 18, 2008 7:46 PM

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If an anime gets licensed no one can sub it and distribution is ceased.

Edit - Tainted - I know it is but most fansub groups stop distributing it. You can easily find it on a public tracker though usually.
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Mar 18, 2008 7:52 PM

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Ruiner878 said:
Fansubbing is completely Illegal? I thought it was just if the anime gets liscensed after then you keep subbing...

Fansubbing is essentially having a friend sit next to you and tell you what they're saying. What is illegal, although never tried in America atleast, is the distribution on fansubs.



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Mar 18, 2008 8:03 PM

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Ruiner878 said:
Fansubbing is completely Illegal? I thought it was just if the anime gets liscensed after then you keep subbing...


Nope, it's always been illegal. Unless the copyright holders expressly give permission for fansub groups to subtitle their work and release it, then these groups are breaking the law. Not like it's ever stopped anyone from fansubbing anyway.

Lefty said:
If an anime gets licensed no one can sub it and distribution is ceased.


That's wishful thinking. Once it's on the internet, it's out there forever. Sub groups may stop supplying shows via IRC and take down their torrents after a license announcement but that won't stop other people/sites from continuing to provide the files online. Even licensing announcements don't phase some groups. Shows like Naruto, Shigofumi, and True Tears are all a licensed but groups are still releasing episodes of them.

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Mar 18, 2008 8:20 PM

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For hentai, it's good news because then the show will get uncensored. :P
 
Mar 18, 2008 9:42 PM

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Well since where talking about licensed, how long does it take for a popular anime to get licensed to the u.s.

 
Mar 18, 2008 10:54 PM

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EchelonV said:
For hentai, it's good news because then the show will get uncensored. :P


LOL :P
 
Mar 18, 2008 10:55 PM

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Sha8 said:
Well since where talking about licensed, how long does it take for a popular anime to get licensed to the u.s.

I guess it depends on how long it takes the companies to notice an anime's popularity and to decide whether to licence it or not. E.g True Tears and Shigofumi was licensed quite soon after they aired, where else Clannad has yet to be licensed.
 
Mar 18, 2008 11:08 PM

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Friendlysoul said:
EchelonV said:
For hentai, it's good news because then the show will get uncensored. :P


LOL :P


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ichikiba said:
Friendlysoul said:
EchelonV said:
For hentai, it's good news because then the show will get uncensored. :P


LOL :P


Well, it's true.

Haha ... :P

Just have to stay away from the dubs. XD
(not trying to bring up that arguement in this thread, but seriously hentai dubs are atrocious!)
 
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EchelonV said:
For hentai, it's good news because then the show will get uncensored. :P


lol
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