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Going legit was always a dream of mine. Although it is still a pie in the sky at the moment, I have been in talks with people over the past few months to make it a reality. This isn’t happening anytime in the near future, but I would like to see which model of media consumption you prefer. Call it market research.
The most important question is: How many of you would actually pay for this stuff?
More specifically, are you willing to show your support for the industry?
As with any digital media, piracy will always be an option.
So whether or not we go legitimate will have little effect on those who choose “No”.
I sure as hell don’t pay for everything I download, but I don’t pirate everything I download either.
If nobody wants to pay, we may have to resort to crowd funding to target certain specific series.
If those guys on Kickstarter could make a Clannad localization happen, anything is possible.
Please note that it will not be possible to have every release uncensored, as the majority of content owners are only be willing to license censored video.
There are two possibilities: download or streaming.
Personally, I love having a collection of anime on my hard drive that I can do whatever I want with. Of course, being legitimate would mean that some form of DRM will need to be applied to keep the content owners happy. We would, however, make sure that the DRM of choice could be easy to remove with a click of a button. Perhaps there would even be a physical copy upgrade option.
Netflix and other all you can eat models have become extremely popular over the years. The downside to this is that an internet connection is required, and you will loose access once your membership expires. There is also the risk of content being blocked due to region restrictions.
Bear in mind that unlike some other people, Erobeat will never charge you money for releases unless we legally own the distribution rights.
So until that day comes Even when that day comes, you can bet Team Rocket will be lurking in the shadows.