Anime pirates really aren’t very conducive to social order afterall

Last month, Japan’s Research Institute of Economy (RIETI) released a startling paper. It argued that Internet piracy in Japan boosted sales rather than hampered them. So for a moment everyone who ever defended Internet piracy, that’s basically half the Internet, felt vindicated – especially yours truly. I was pretty much dancing the Charleston like I […]

Fractale Fracas

I got word that Anime News Network and Funimation are reeling from a recent debacle concerning this season’s anime “Fractale.” Tim Maughan linked me to ANN’s post that decreed that “Fractale” Production will be refusing to allow Funimation  from distributing their work via streaming until all pirated copies of their anime are removed from the […]

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