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    Angry Bandai Ent vs. Fansubbers

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    For those of you who missed the press release earlier this week...
    BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT WARNS FANSUBBERS AGAINST ILLEGAL FANSUBS OF GHOST IN THE SHELL: SOLID STATE SOCIETY

    August 22, 2006 (Cypress, CA) Bandai Entertainment Inc. sent out a general notice to the fan community today stating it would be carefully monitoring the market for the creation and/or distribution of illegal fansubs or other pirated copies of all Bandai Entertainment Inc. titles, including the yet to be released title, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society.

    Several fansub sites have publicly announced plans to create and distribute illegal fansubs of Solid State Society following its release in Japan. However, Bandai Entertainment Inc. and Manga Entertainment have secured the exclusive right to distribute this title in the US. The creation of translated versions of Solid State Society is considered an unauthorized derivative and constitutes infringement of the intellectual property rights in the work as well as unfair competition. Furthermore, uploading and downloading of the programs without an official license or explicit consent by the content owner(s) constitutes infringement of copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights, and is an illegal act. Bandai must take steps to protect its investment in the property and will take all measures available to stop the illegal distribution of its titles, including instituting court proceedings. If it is forced to do so, Bandai is prepared to seek statutory damages and/or damages to cover its loss of sales.

    “Fansubs, even those not sold for profit, are harmful to our properties and industry overall and we will be watching closely to make sure our rights regarding SSS are not infringed,” said Ken Iyadomi, President of Bandai Entertainment Inc. “We are prepared to take legal action against fansubbers and illegal download and other distribution sites if this notice is ignored,” he added.

    Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society will be released by Bandai Entertainment Inc. in 2007.

    For more information on Bandai Entertainment Inc., visit www.Bandai-ent.com
    From Anime On DVD news posting

    Not only have certain Fansub groups refuse to heed official license anouncements and plan on (or continue to produce) fansubs of licensed anime series, Some groups (with no sense of personal ethics) release BitTorrent DVD rips. With the price of Anime series licenses climbing, along with shrinkage of licensed Anime DVD sales in the US market, it was only a matter of time before US anime distributors had to act... So, do you think that fansubbing licensed series is doing the industry a service, or by reducing the demand for official DVD sales, unethical fansub groups are killing the goose that laid the golden age...
    FAVOURITE THREADS EXPLAIN why, or risk an infraction.
    Rantings of a Grouchy Old Anime Otaku

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    Re: Bandai Ent vs. Fansubbers

    interesting...well seeing it like this it can hurt the industry, it may help the inc. in some way, but if the fansubbers translates the anime, they can put the anime in torrent page, and other people will download the series from the torrent page, instes=ad of buying it, and some of the translation can be different from the inc.'s translation, which can make a little douht(?_?) in what there really saying and meaning, and the inc. tries to put as understandable in the english dub.

    which can be a problem to both side in a way, that's how I can see it, complicated how it works.

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    Re: Bandai Ent vs. Fansubbers

    I read this on ANN. My first thought was Bandai was being a dick, giving the fansubbers an official warning using this scare tactic. Then I realized that I don't watch the shit Bandai licenses.

    Honestly, doing this is almost like a challenge/provocation to some people, and they wouldn't give a damn which will in turn release the sub and/or dvdrips anyways.

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    Re: Bandai Ent vs. Fansubbers

    They will never win the battle against Fansubbers, pirates, and all world wide.

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    Re: Bandai Ent vs. Fansubbers

    Quote Originally Posted by doesntmatter23 View Post
    They will never win the battle against Fansubbers, pirates, and all world wide.
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