Discussion Odex turns Legal on Anime Downloaders

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I think its time to widespread this news, to Singapore User who are still downloading Animes.

Odex is an Anime Distribution Company in Singapore. They, are working with an Organisation, (Anti Video Piracy Association), to catch Singaproe Anime Downloaders. As you can see, most of the Members of Avpas, are from ODEX.

The Company have been sending letters to Singapore Anime Downloaders. They have to pay a fine (S$3000-$5000), if they want to avoid legal actions.

Even unlicensed anime are not spared. As long as you download a title, from their Authorized List, you might have a risk of getting the letter.

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Re: Odex turns Legal on Anime Downloaders (and it seems to include those outside of Singapore too!!!! BY MISTAKE!!!!!)

Oh well the sh!t really hit the fan....and with international collateral damage to boot!!!!

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/19/0442202
http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=58005
http://www.darkmirage.com/2007/11/19/odex-goes-international/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-11-21/baytsp-acknowledges-sending-warning-notices-by-mistake



well i guess this is a downside to living in singapore....:notrust
 
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Hmm.. that's interesting.

Just a quick question though, how illegal is it to download anime in US though? Is it totally ok (because those things are from Japan technically)? Or are they against the DMCA too?
 

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ODEX's actions is only making Singaporeans boycott their dvds.

If they really want to up their sales, they should start selling anime that are at LEAST interesting and up-to-date.


Ah well, the solution to this is to stream your animes. :XD
 

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Hmm.. that's interesting.

Just a quick question though, how illegal is it to download anime in US though? Is it totally ok (because those things are from Japan technically)? Or are they against the DMCA too?
the animesuki link has a great deal of discussion about that. the consensus is if it's licensed, the license holders can use DMCA, if not then no one holds the rights in the US maybe unless the Japanese holders gives a legal entity with jurisdiction in the US to do so. and DMCA notices should be through the ISP and not directly. well you need a lot of research and legal wrangling on that though...;)

ODEX's actions is only making Singaporeans boycott their dvds.

If they really want to up their sales, they should start selling anime that are at LEAST interesting and up-to-date.


Ah well, the solution to this is to stream your animes. :XD
oh lookie here....:smile-big
ALEXA said:
Crunchyroll.com users come from these countries:

Singapore24.7%
United States21.5%
Philippines16.5%
Malaysia7.5%
Canada4.3%


Crunchyroll.com traffic rank in other countries:

Singapore11
Philippines13
Malaysia26
Canada79
United States3589
 
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