According to Anime News Network, FUNimation suspended the simulcast of Fractale
by the order of Japanese production committee of the anime. Japanese producers asked FUNimation to eliminate the illegally shared videos of the anime before they resume the simulcast. FUNimation marketing director Lance Heiskell told ANN that they are vigorously working to remove the unauthorized videos but the Japanese partners regarded the situation as out of control.
Anime!Anime! reported that Japanese copyrights holders are unsatisfied with the efforts of US streaming companies because the illegal file sharing of anime has been significantly suppressed in Japan. It will be a great burden for the small-sized simulcasting enterprises to execute costly anti-piracy measures, which Japanese major publishers and producers are taking in cooperation with the police and other administrations.