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I'm going to preface this with a note that I've just looked a little into rabb.it's model, so my understanding will be imperfect. However, it looks like it's built around a particular interpretation of the laws that allows for a certain amount of wiggle room. First off, it is definitely legal for you to get a few friends to come over to your house and join ...


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It would only be legal to stream any anime when you have acquired the licenses to do so. You'd have to make an agreement with the intellectual property holder (production company or the distributor), and they won't sign with just anyone − they want trusted sites which would be visited by enough users. And these licenses have limited time frames. It also ...


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In Japan or not, sites other than official sites that provides streaming for copyrighted/law protected contents are illegal and against the law. Thus, the answer to your question is no, it is not safe, it is against the law, it is a crime. From IT (information tech) point of view, many such sites are actually crap sites that is full of ads, click baits, and ...


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Based upon what I have seen browsing the website, the short answer is that Rabbit is not allowed to do it. I suspect that they are trying to get away with it for the same reasons YouTube gets away with hosting infringing content: Internet service providers, such as webhosts, are protected by D.M.C.A. safe harbor provisions codified into U.S.C. Title 17 §...


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Would it be illegal to stream anime on a website without the owners permission? Yes, as Hakase explains you need an licenses to do so. sometimes yes you need a trusted/popular site however if your new to the game and don't have a website you should already be a trusted/popular entity (such as a company). either way you should be getting the money to afford ...


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Simply put: Yes, you will need to license your content. Whether it is for-profit or free of charge, you are still dealing with copyrighted content. If you want to distribute this copyrighted content legally, you will need to license it. When doing this, make sure the license terms actually allow this kind of distribution. Otherwise you are operating no ...


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TL;DR: Yes. It is safe but with a catch. Streaming services that have a license to broadcast content within Japan such as Niconico are ideal. Streaming services meant to distribute anime abroad such as Crunchyroll and Hulu are also legal to view in Japan. That said, both sites have region filters because they are not licensed to show many series within ...


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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 ...


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If you're from SE Asia, try Muse Asia. They upload anime on Youtube and some have subtitles in other languages. It's free and legal. Here's a direct link to their channel's playlist. Also, check out this meta post for a list of legal sites to stream/watch anime: How can I tell if a site is Legal? Update: I just found out about another Youtube channel. Its ...


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In technical terms, there is little different between the anime on the two source platforms. There are some minor encoding improvements with the steam release, but this is probably not a strict attribute of the content I imagine it is more likely that Crunchyroll has an older version of their encoder on Steam videos in the internal rush to get the ...


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Unless the site you wish to watch on is sponsored and endorsed by the producers themselves, you can assume they are not safe. Though if you wish to do a little background check on the website, for example searching "is GenericAnimeStreamingSite.com legal" will do the job (in most cases). No company wants their content, which could earn them money (like ...


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you can find all 4 current Seasons on Crunchy Roll. I believe they are all English Subbed however only checked one episode of Season 3. Be aware that Crunchy Roll does employ Geoblocking on some series. i am in Australia, not using a VPN and am not being blocked so availability might depend on where you are and current licencing agreements


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I really like HIDIVE. It's an independent anime streaming company founded in 2017 that is partnered with Sentai Filmworks to distribute shows and movies licensed from Sentai.


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Crunchyroll has a big selection and is available in 180+ countries, but quite a few anime can't be watched if you're outside of the US. I recommend installing the CR-Unblocker add-on to bypass this issue, if you're using Firefox. Otherwise you'd have to use a VPN. It's free with ads. Has a subscription model that removes ads and allows you to watch episodes ...


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It depends on the publisher, and sometimes even depends on the series itself. For instance, the few times I've watched dubbed anime on Netflix, the subtitle quality varied depending on what series I was watching. Some anime matched subtitles to spoken word very well (albeit not perfectly) while other anime seemed like they didn't even try to match them up ...


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Decided to search again. The first time I searched on their site with "prime video anime", there were 400 result pages. I just searched again, and it is giving me 20 pages of "most relevant results". Here are some series that stuck out for me: Land of the Lustrous Re:CREATORS Welcome to the Ballroom Dive!! The Great Passage Made in Abyss (retyped here so ...


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Without going into specifics, the process is the same for anime as for any other product in the world: Is there an interest in the product? This can be measured in many different ways in case of streaming sites: polls, data analysis (who watched what, what do forums/discussion boards say), etc. If yes, can a profit be made? (in terms of new subscribes, ...


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