Odex is aiming for overseas anime downloaders.

20 11 2007

The earlier incident of an United States citizen getting an e-mail from Odex wasn’t a coincidence.

Somebody with a Japanese ISP has gotten whacked too, exact post here, for Shugo Chara. French anime fans have also been hit, for some episodes of Ouran High School Host Club. Canadians aren’t safe either, someone’s IP from Telus(Canadian ISP) was fried for torrenting Suteki Tantei Labyrinth.

Shugo Chara is unlicensed anywhere in the world, while Ouran High School Host Club is unlicensed in France.

Like I said in the earlier article, Singapore laws don’t apply overseas, unless Odex is willing to incur more further ‘costs’ to sue for more than a few thousand by hiring lawyers in France, Japan and the United States of America.

If Odex can’t ship the DVDs of Shugo Chara(Japanese-subbed) and Ouran High School Host Club(French-subbed) pronto to Japan and France, they had better shut up and rein in BayTSP.

IntellectualSoul from sgcafe phrased what I wanted to say well.

Two possibilities:

1. Odex sent letters to the IP addresses, not realising they were not local IP addresses. If so, then this means that their investigative methods can’t even pinpoint if an infringer is local, thereby indicating that their methods are flawed.

2. Odex is really actively looking for infringers, including those not from Singapore, except that they can’t do anything about it since our laws don’t apply overseas, and therefore indicating that Odex is going further than too far.

Free downloads of D.Grayman 1-8 won’t help, but a domain name change from .sg from .int would be nice.

Since this is so monumentally stupid I don’t really know what else to say except to compile a bunch of links and throw them into this post.

XedoDefense – http://xedodefense.org/smf/index.php?topic=548.0

SgCafe – http://sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=40455

Darkmirage(pulls it off better than I do, internationally) – http://www.darkmirage.com/2007/11/19/odex-goes-international/#more-957




3 responses

21 11 2007

lol, seems like baytsp pulled one over us all. maybe odex asked them to “queitly” sent them out, and kicked up a beehive.

21 11 2007
Lustrous Realm

Auuu~ it seems this was just a fluke. Nonetheless there is no smoke without fire. (Can it be used here? Forget it.) I believe this is a prelude to a bigger thing which is gonna happen in the near future. Let’s sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

23 11 2007
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