I thought the Australian release is every month
Well it's heartening that the simulcast is worth legally throwing down with torrenters over, but its still anyone's guess as to what this might mean about the dub/dvds otherwise (probably nothing).
I'm not surprised that FUNimation would be doing this.
For U.S. viewers, yeah, there's no excuse there. But outside the U.S? This will only continue until simulcasts are available.
So I bought the case so I can give it a good read over, and here are some facts and information inclosed (I AM NOT A LAWYER, just a student and a nerd):
- It's definitely real, everything checks out, and there's an actual list of 1,337 does with IP addresses and dates noted. All defendants are in the U.S. as previously noted.
- FUNimation seeks injunctive relief, basically all I can tell from the complaint made by them. I don't see any monetary relief sought other than attorney's fees, which mind you, probably add up to a pretty penny. It also mentions "plaintiff's costs," and I'm not sure what that includes.
- The One Piece episode name is mentioned a total of five times in this five page document, and there is no mention of Toei or any other organization.
- Specifically mentioned are three torrent sites and the hash tag previously mentioned. I believe they are the primary defendant in this investigation, but that's just an assumption on my part.
Any questions, folks?
IDK why I'm saying department. But I assume you know what I mean.
I suppose this isn't of relevance. But to me as a fan of funimation it is.
Last edited by firecrouch; January 25th, 2011 at 04:10 PM.
I honestly don't see how this lawsuit is going to make any impact on fansub distribution at all.
Its a massive exercise in futility.
This whole think smells like a bad Funimation publicity stunt to me.
Yeah, it will only make people dislike FUNi and other licensors even more.
As seen in this topic.
Exactly! I can't see what difference it's going to make either unless FUNimation deploys whistleblowers all over the web to report the first signs of a new fansub put up. They're not going to gain anything more out of this than a "big brother" label.Originally Posted by dan2026
Of course, I've been overly cautious with FUNimation since 2006 so I'm not really surprised at this bit of news.
For those making the argument that FUNimation is acting like big brother, you're being beyond ridiculous. This is a completely fair lawsuit over a property which they own. For all those -in the United States- who believe they have a right to the property, or who believe that FUNimation doesn't have a right to sue, you have a lot to learn about legality and the way the world works. Seriously, what the hell?
"Oh, they're actually defending their own intellectual property? THE FIENDS!"
Seriously, if someone owned a store and KNEW the neighborhood kids came in every day and stole candy bars from the candy section, would he be in the wrong for trying to stop them?! Even if EVERY kid in the neighborhood does it, and there is no logical way to stop them all, is it really so wrong for him to TRY?!
I KNOW you guys hate FUNimation and seeing the occasional small little typo makes your blood boil more than mine does when I see "Nakama" in an English fansub, but you guys have to realize something.
Fansubs ARE Illegal.
This. Is. a. Fact.
As much as you don't like it, you have to acknowledge this.
Blaming FUNi for going after fansubbers is stupid. Especially because they aren't the only ones at play here. FUNi may be the ones filing the lawsuit, but Toei ALSO don't like piracy, as evidenced by that whole debacle with the Simulcast leak back when that happened.
You can bet your ass that even if Toei don't directly have their hands in the cookie jar this time, they at least greatly encourage and WANT FUNi to do things like this.
Money goes into producing One Piece. Every time you buy One Piece, money goes back to the people involved.
FUNi PAYS Toei a sum to put the show up. Every time I buy a DVD or watch the Simulcast on their site, they get money. If FUNi makes money, they pay Toei a HEFTY Sum to renew the license, and then they get money.
Everyone wants to keep making money for all the hard work they're doing.
Stop acting like this stuff is supposed to be free, you are not entitled to anime any more than I am entitled to walk into wherever the hell you work and demand you do your job for me for free.
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