A First :GDH.K.K Issue Fansubbers with C&D
Sep 27, 2007 5:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Probably the first incident of a Japanese company issuing a C&D for a currently airing series.
GDH.K.K authorised FUNimation Entertainment to issue a C&D to Shinsen Subs on their behalf. The C&D was issued with regards to all torrents pertaning to the Romeo x Juliet series. The Funimation Entertainment legal department issued the C&D under the DMCA, eventhough FUNimation cliam that they, or anybody else, have not attained a licence for distribution in the US.
If this is the way things are going its bad news for anime fans, the Japanese companies could pull the plug on fan subs. Maybe not alltogether, but cirtainly at the level it is at the moment.
Weather this is a legal use of the DMCA is a matter for descussion.
Modified by _edge_, Sep 27, 2007 5:12 PM
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