Man arrested for filming anime in movie theater to "watch at home"

captaincranky

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It is the huge showbiz corporates and their hand-in-hand copyright, anti-piracy, trigger-happy agency that are behind these overboard punishments. Showbiz and software businesses are mega money making corporates that keep these copyright anti-piracy bodies well-fed too with their cuts.
Not only that, their lawyers completely ignore "fair use" doctrine. You put up a video teaching music theory, and use the slightest bit of certain musician's work, and they tag you with a take down, and copyright hit.

One YouTuber, Rick Beato normally just takes it, until one time he claimed "fair use". As it turns out, the corporate lawyers who tagged the video, are the same people who get to judge whether it's fair use or not. Talk about a stacked deck. Wow.
 

yRaz

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My Prince, you'd be very surprised just how misogynistic, traditional, (nay verily backward), Japanese culture actually is.

You actually have to suffer one of their "erotic art masterpieces", to see it in action.

First, they take their sweet old time, (Runtime usually touches about the hour mark)., and their "foreplay", is a combination of shaming and humiliation. The women are "not allowed" (?) to pretend they are enjoying it. until about the 50 minute mark. Before that, woman is supposed to "look afraid,naive, and ashamed".

She's supposed to give of a, "I guess I can't wear white to mt wedding now", vibe. Basically, they're mimicking a "geisha behind the scenes", (or a westerner's concept of one).

To the upside, "men of all sizes", are allowed to compete for her affections
Oh no, Cranky-san, Not that! How dare they violate the kawaii desu shoujo!
 
Japanese are actually very strict about piracy. I had Japanese friends while living there, all of them are very afraid of torrenting or downloading pirated stuffs, let alone movies, even an e-book or just an anime episode.

They prefer not to watch the pirated version and save up to buy the bluray, or watch it in cinema or in TV.

Meanwhile I was just a poor student torrenting everything..
 

captaincranky

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Is it really worth it to arrest somebody over such petty offense?

We're talking about "perpetrator" and "crime" when this is the equivalent of J-Walking: if the theater is super greedy kick him out and get him like a 25 dollar ticket: just slightly above what was paid for the ticket.

We should at least wait until we can confirm the movie was uploaded as a torrent to up his fee to maybe 100 bucks or something.
The truth of the matter is, I've actually seen these camcorder/cellphone movies burned to DVD, and sold as "bootlegs". My response was, "why on earth do I want to watch that garbage? it would only ruin the movie for me? I'll wait for the real DVD". (Which BTW, I'll be able to rent from Redbox for three dollars less than that sh!t you're trying to sell me).

People are "funny" though. If they can be, "the first kid on the block" to have the DVD, or they think they're getting over by buying it, the seller will have them eating out of his hand.
 

captaincranky

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Japanese are actually very strict about piracy. I had Japanese friends while living there, all of them are very afraid of torrenting or downloading pirated stuffs, let alone movies, even an e-book or just an anime episode
Yeah, the Japanese are much more reserved and socially conditioned than we Americans.

For example, if emperor Hirohito tells them, "go bomb Pearl Harbor", they'll do it with out a moment's hesitation or so much as a second thought

On a lighter note, I was doing some photography at a dance school. There I met a young female Japanese student. Her innocence, politeness, and general demeanor was worlds away more pleasant, than our American teen aged riffraff