Wednesday, November 12

Singaporean Anime Downloaders being sued

Nov 11, 2008
Anime downloaders being sued
By Chua Hian Hou
FIVE Japanese anime studios are suing people accused of downloading their videos without permission, marking an unprecedented step by a rights owner against end-users.

Four writs of summons were filed last week by law firm Rajah & Tann on behalf of the studios, namely Showgate, Geneon Entertainment, TV Tokyo, GDH KK and Sunrise.

The studios are behind anime series such as Devil May Cry and Bleach. The writs did not specify which series had been downloaded.


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Perhaps it is first step to stem the fansubbing scene? Interesting case to follow. It could be crucial for the fandom as lots of fans download digital copies of the Net for their anime fix.

4 comments:

Dante said...

thx for sharing!!!



regards,
Anime

Anonymous said...

This has been done before. There is nothing new under the sun.

Anonymous said...

Notice it is only the Singaporeans getting sued? In other words, this is more arm twisting by Odex. I doubt the original studios mentioned are even aware of how Odex is abusing them.

This is a case of small dog trying to bark big by name dropping.

Stormy001 said...

What makes me interested in this is the fact that ODEX is not behind this assault. The Japanese studios started this suit.

Which you rightfully pointed out, it is funny why these things happen only in Singapore.

What so special about Singapore? What is the market size?

Guess I will dig around to splash it on the blog later.