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[+] What is this site about?
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[-] Aren't fansubs illegal copies? Can I get sued for downloading or sharing?
 The animes are of course copyrighted in Japan and maybe other countries, too. Therefore, in those and in every other country that has signed the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works - and that means almost all countries around the world - creating copies of these animes violates their copyright. So far, fansubs are mostly tolerated by the Japanese companies, though. It is not the fansubbers' intention to hurt either the Japanese companies that produce anime or the companies that license the anime for distribution on non-Japanese markets. This is why fansubbers (should) cease creation and distribution of fansubs once the title in question is licensed in their geographic and/or language area. There have been occurrences in the past when a Japanese company has asked fansubbers to stop distributing their property, as well as cases when domestic licensees have asked fansubbers to stop distributing the shows they licensed. The latter usually happens to fansubbers who continue to create and/or distribute fansubs of a title after it has been licensed. There have been no known fansub-related lawsuits as of now. Technically, though, you can get sued for offering/sharing digisubs anytime (or even for downloading in some countries).
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