Monday, August 20, 2007

SG Anime War: ODEX VS Otakus in Singapore

For those who are still not aware of the situation, here's what happened in a nutshell:

Comic strip by NCH85

This is my knowledge of the situation:

Odex, a Singaporean Anime distributor company Thus issuing out letters to alleged copyright infringer demanding minimum of $3000 for compensation. As a result, it causes an outcry from local anime community.

Odex claims that their sales dropped dramatically due to illegal anime downloading. However, part of the sale decline is the poor quality of the product compared to the downloaded version. Some of the local Otakus claims that the titles that Odex produces do not cater to local anime community. Further claims include inaccurate subtitling, lack of features DVDs and poor video quality.

Here are some Anti-Odex website which can provide you more infomation:

Xedo Defense
Odex Revolution

Odex has put up a clarification article on their website.

I only have one thought in my mind right now: Never bite the hands that feed you.

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