Still on war path? Go ahead, I guess no one's stopping them AND eventually they might emerge victorious at a very heavy cost to the entire market AND thanks to them, those smaller shops at Sunshine Plaza's gonna have a hell of a time.
u know wat they say, a dog can't change its habit of eating sai.
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
this shows the inconsistancy in our legal system. One Judge says cannot and get another judge and the judge will tell you it's ok. So what's ok and what's not? Our legan system is a mess.
Shops are going lelong lelong, buy one get one free....
And the price(s) are already slashed by half, everybody desperately trying to clear Odex's stock. Think after clearing they won't be bringing in anymore stock from Odex, so now it's the only chance to get some cash from the community before Odex closes down?
as long as odex can sell its stuff to tv stations it won't be folding anytime soon.
2 I'd say.
P/S: If there's something truly unique, I'd say that in this case, 'pirated' stuff have way better quality than the real mccoy. Isn't it something very questionable when it shld actually be the other way round?
i guess the financial rewards are just too big to ignore ......
but didnt i hear it correctly that these will be donated?
always the Light, .... always.
No. If I took a book, corrected the typesetting errors, and republished it, it would still be piracy. It's not a difficult concept at all. If something doesn't belong to you, leave it alone.P/S: If there's something truly unique, I'd say that in this case, 'pirated' stuff have way better quality than the real mccoy. Isn't it something very questionable when it shld actually be the other way round?
The company doesn't owe it to you to "capture the market" or offer "better products". If you're not happy with the products, don't buy them. But don't steal them either.
If you need analogies to understand that, I can make it simpler. CS cannot claim copyright infringment against me, if I downloaded your photo posted here on CS and use it as my own. You can file against me. But unless you have empowered CS to do so, CS cannot.
That's what Odex did, and gave different justifications each time they're hammered down with questions. The ignorance of the kids and the general public paid their "compensation" or "out of court settlement" not knowing that they would still be liable to be prosecuted by the law, and face legal actions by the copyrights owners.
Don't believe me? Ask them to send the same 'letter' they sent to the first round of 'offendees' to lawyers who had downloaded unlicensed anime whose copyrights that don't belong to them. See what happens. Do yourself a favour and get educated on your facts before assuming your position at your favourite moral highground.
Last edited by shinken; 31st October 2007 at 01:01 PM.
BUT why is everyone so worked up about this?
Odex can do pretty much what they think it is right. I don't really kow what is right as legal stuff is pretty complicated.
Seriously, why all the hate against Odex? Personally, I don't really care either way, cuz I don't work in Odex, and I don't download anime.... The courts will decide what is right and Odex is perfectly entitled to getting what they want through the legal channels.
Common, they are not spray painting people's houses, or putting pigs head, etc. Why all the hate?