I was wondering - from where do anime sites find the anime they are streaming? I'd like to know how they get the content and from where.

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Some from torrent sites or are ripping them from the disks or original streaming services.

  • ohh, so they download from there and display it then? Thanks
    – toniinot
    Jul 11, 2020 at 16:34

Legal streaming sites like Crunchyroll, Viz, and others get their source directly from the original distributor/publisher after they get the license/rights to stream the series.

Outside of those sites (which are considered "gray area"), they use any possible sources, from ripping the video from the original streaming services and DVD/BD to downloading from existing sources, which is basically piracy since it's a copyright infringement to distribute works without permission, regardless if they are already licensed or not yet licensed.

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