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Jul 27, 2007 11:09 AM

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This may be a little late in the realization (I'm not really one to read about this kinda stuff) but did you hear that DB staff members got arrested on Sat Jul 21, 2007 @ 5:57PM at the Baltimore Convention Center.

It kinda sucks since we all know (for those who like DB anyway) their intentions weren't of a harmful nature, but I guess being so publicly there and kinda having their booth called "Dattebayo Fansubbing" would be a dead giveaway o_-; What're your opinions on this???

Link to the actual article: http://www.dattebayo.com/pr/40/
 
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Jul 27, 2007 11:19 AM
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It's a load of crap? I wouldn't believe it for a second.
 
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Jul 27, 2007 11:35 AM

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Wait, were they arrested because they fansub licensed shows or what?

I'm confused.

Or is it made up?
 
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Jul 27, 2007 3:46 PM

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Quote from the site: "Family members looked on in shock as they tasered this individual repeatedly despite him not fighting back. Suddenly, the staff member began to convulse on the floor. Doctors would later say that the individual had suffered an epileptic seizure, possibly resulting from the repeated tasering. Officers claim they then mistook these convulsions for an attempt at escape and one of the officers fired his firearm, injuring the individual."

Come on! That's blatant police brutality there! No way this can be true.

Also, check out their motto on their front page: http://www.dattebayo.com/ and I quote: "Dattebayo Fansubs, LLC. We take internet seriously." The word seriously is in bold letters. XD
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rayyhum777 said:
Quote from the site: "Family members looked on in shock as they tasered this individual repeatedly despite him not fighting back. Suddenly, the staff member began to convulse on the floor. Doctors would later say that the individual had suffered an epileptic seizure, possibly resulting from the repeated tasering. Officers claim they then mistook these convulsions for an attempt at escape and one of the officers fired his firearm, injuring the individual."

Come on! That's blatant police brutality there! No way this can be true.

Also, check out their motto on their front page: http://www.dattebayo.com/ and I quote: "Dattebayo Fansubs, LLC. We take internet seriously." The word seriously is in bold letters. XD


yeah i kinda figured it was just a lil too silly; oh well i'm quite gulliable so i guess this can be expected
 
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Jul 27, 2007 5:46 PM

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You guys do realize how much DB likes to troll its fans right?
 
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Jul 28, 2007 12:58 AM

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Wow, new update

Update: July 27, 2007 - This morning at 02:43, Dattebayo staff member ImpSyn, also known as David Pryor, age 29, was pronounced dead. His death comes following a gunshot injury inflicted by a state police officer during the execution of a search and seizure warrant on his home yesterday afternoon. David owned and operated a small website design company out of his home. He leaves a wife and two children, ages 5 and 3 respectively. ImpSyn recently joined our staff when we were recruiting for an opening in the finish editor position. Despite only having worked on a few episodes of our popular releases, he was eager to meet us and join in on the panel at Otakon this year. His family initially requested that his identity not be given on this website, however in light of recent events they have reversed that decision. Currently his funeral arrangements are in planning. David's lawyer has been updated regarding this issue and has assured us that appropriate legal action will be taken, however at this time additional details cannot be released.

Source: http://dattebayo.com/pr/40

Wow... that's crazy
 
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Jul 28, 2007 2:47 AM

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Shakedown1979 said:
You guys do realize how much DB likes to troll its fans right?
 
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Jul 28, 2007 3:55 AM
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Roflmao. Sooooo fake. Guys, seriously. It's all a lie.
 
Jul 29, 2007 3:52 AM

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I really liked to read it, maybe theres a possibility that sth like this could really happen, but not for a fansubgrp rather a criminal network, specialized for burn/rip/sell stuff^^
 
Jul 29, 2007 12:48 PM

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Inicharu said:
I really liked to read it, maybe theres a possibility that sth like this could really happen, but not for a fansubgrp rather a criminal network, specialized for burn/rip/sell stuff^^

in asia piracy is actually very tightly connected to organized crime, and since it's too hard to find officers who aren't bribed by them it's obviously a lot easier to beat up fansubers.

still trying to find another source to confirm this...
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Jul 29, 2007 1:04 PM
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They weren't in Asian though. This is the US.
 
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But there wasn't YHBT thing anywhere. :/
 
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yeah i kinda figured it was just a lil too silly; oh well i'm quite gulliable so i guess this can be expected


No worries, they have an incredible skill to make it look legit in writing. XD
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Inicharu said:
I really liked to read it, maybe theres a possibility that sth like this could really happen, but not for a fansubgrp rather a criminal network, specialized for burn/rip/sell stuff^^


Probably not in the near future. But what will happen in 5 or 10 years nobody knows, right?

Xinil said:
They weren't in Asian though. This is the US.


For now, what we found is a brilliant piece of a fake report writing.
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Aug 4, 2007 11:17 AM
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I'm not following their subs or activities but I heard they pulled some poor jokes like that before. I wouldn't believe it either but then again I don't really care either.

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Aug 12, 2007 2:28 PM

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I'm not following their subs or activities but I heard they pulled some poor jokes like that before. I wouldn't believe it either but then again I don't really care either.

go back to the news page and hit Ctrl + A and you'll see the light at the bottom.
 
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such lies lol
 
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here i decided to set this straight 07/22 Dattebayo Staff NOT Arrested at Otakon YOU HAVE BEEN TROLLED



 
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It would be great if they get caught for real

 
Oct 12, 2007 5:44 PM

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XD i knew it was a troll right from the start seeing as i was AT Otakon XD...i enjoyed the whole story they put up though...was funny
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lol at them


 
Mar 17, 2009 6:14 PM

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Xinil said:
They weren't in Asian though. This is the US.


No it is not "Asian" its Asia



p.s im kidding :)
 
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