Wed 18 Jan 2006
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Just a quick note about licensed anime.
Live-eviL does not undertake the subtitling of licensed anime and we discontinue the subtitling of any series which are announced as being licensed in the Western Hemisphere.
Whilst this decision is an ethical decision of the people working on the shows there is also another reason. The IRC network which we are hosted on Enterthegame has strict rules about licensed anime and we respect those rules.
The rules can be found here – http://www.enterthegame.com/etg-rules.htm
Part 2 Section 8 of the rules states and I quote
No licensed anime: This refers to any anime series, movie or manga that has been licensed outside of Japan. Even if it has been licensed and not released yet, it is not to be distributed on ETG or subtitled by a group on ETG. When series get licensed you are responsible to remove all copies of them from distribution.
If a company that holds the copyright to a material asks you not to sub it or to remove it you have to obey by that request as it is illegal not to.
If you see someone serving licensed anime, tell him or her to remove it and inform them of the rules. If you are in charge of the channel its being done in and they don’t comply, ban them from the channel. Likewise if they don’t stop distributing such titles let an ETG staff member know and we will look into it and confront them on it or remove them from the network depending on the case and if they co-operate.
Therefore please do not ask how to obtain raws or subtitled versions of licensed versions of anime either on our forums or in the IRC channel. If you are running an fserve in #live-evil please do not server licensed anime in our channel.
We thank you for your co-operation
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