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Thursday, January 27, 2011

FUNimation sues One Piece downloaders

Downloaders beware. The companies are fighting back. FUNimation, the North American license holder of the anime series One Piece has filed a copyright infrigement case against some 1,337 inviduals. Currently known only by their IP address, these individuals allegedly downloaded One Piece episode 481 through BitTorrent between January 9 and 12.

FUNimation is looking to getting the real identities of these individuals, as well as demanding them to destroy any and all illegal copies of the episode that they have. The company is also asking for compensation for legal expenses and damages, and are taking steps to prevent further infringement of any future FUNimation copyrights.
Source: AnimeNation Blog
Yup, so all you 1337 (lol) down loader better watch out. 

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