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How is rabb.it allowed to stream anime?

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 ...
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Would it be illegal to host a anime streaming website?

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), ...
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Is watching free anime in Japan safe?

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,...
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How is rabb.it allowed to stream anime?

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 ...
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Would it be illegal to host a anime streaming website?

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 ...
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Do I need a license to make a non-profit anime streaming site?

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 ...
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Where can I find the Boruto series in English dub?

Unfortunately, Boruto has stopped being produced in English-dub due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however, English-dub episodes were still being produced while the pandemic hadn't spread as much. ...
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Is watching free anime in Japan safe?

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 ...
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From where do anime streaming sites take their videos from?

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 ...
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Legal free/paid anime streaming sites similar to Netflix/Viaplay?

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 ...
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What's the difference between streaming anime via Steam and Crunchyroll?

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 ...
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Is watching free anime in Japan safe?

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 ...
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Where can I watch My Hero Academia Season 3 for free?

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 ...
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Legal free/paid anime streaming sites similar to Netflix/Viaplay?

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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Where can I watch My Hero Academia Season 4 English dub for free?

Hulu is a good one, they offer 7 day free trials and that is enough time to finish season 4 of you watch about 5h a day.
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Where can I watch the rest of Danganronpa series after Danganronpa 1?

Hulu and Crunchyroll may have it I'm not exactly sure now though [1]: https://www.hulu.com/series/danganronpa-the-animation-cea65c1b-85df-43b2-bb88-341e0ec1074b
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Legal free/paid anime streaming sites similar to Netflix/Viaplay?

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 ...
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Where to find dubbed and subtitled anime in English?

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 ...
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Anime Strike just got absorbed into Amazon Prime. What high profile series just opened up there?

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". ...
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How do anime streaming sites decide whether to acquire licenses from studios to show their anime?

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 ...
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