Populist movements don't build themselves ...

... It doesn't matter what the "horse race" outcome of the campaign is, if we fight the campaign. Fighting it, we learn how to fight. Learning how to fight political battles, we become citizens again. Becoming citizens again, we reclaim the Republic that lies dormant beneath the bread and circuses of modern American society.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rupert Murdoch is the Biggest Pirate of the US Anime Market

Burning the Midnight Oil for Breaking the Silicon Cage

When I wrote Can the Teaspoon Model stand up to Bloodsucker Streaming Sites?, it was clear that one reason the bloodsucker leech anime streaming sites are able to offer their "free anime" because they don't pay streaming costs either. They rely on pointing their users to places that host the streams.

They are, in other words, an aggregator. People that know how to look and where to look collect the information, and they put a shell around it to make it convenient to the user. They live off a trickle of net advertisements and donations - and of course, nothing ever gets back to the animators, voice actors and actresses, producers, directors who actually create the work.

And if the anime was unavailable in this country, they could argue they are "growing the market". But of course, an increasing amount of this media is available for legitimate free streaming, supported by a range of internet ads, streaming ads, and subscription models - which does feed income back to the industry that creates these collaborate works.

But the real problem is the hosts for the streams. Without the free hosting of bootleg streams, these leech bloodsucker sites could never afford to offer, as one of these sites boasts, "503 series, 7,657 anime episodes". Its the ability to point to free streams of bootleg copies provided by someone else that allows the bloodsucker leech sites to spoil the market for legitimate streaming sites.

When I looked at who was doing this streaming, I was startled that MySpaceCDN.com showed up so often. MySpaceCDN.com is registered by 20th Century Fox, part of Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp media empire.

On the other hand, I was just looking at a few series that I knew to be available by legitimate free stream from Crunchyroll.com a week after airing in Japan - maybe it was a coincidence that MySpaceCDN.com showed up so often?

After all, when you allow people to upload videos, some people will upload bootlegs - its just not feasible to screen each and every one. A few bootlegs will surely fall through the cracks.

So I decided to double check. I went through the first episodes of every series listed as AnimesFree.com, starting with ".Hack//Legend of the Twilight" through to the end of the "F for FOX" section.

And learned that its true, and Keith Olberman is entirely right to always quote Ol' Rupert like its "talk like a Pirate day":
  • Ahoy, Me Maties! Rupert Murdoch is the Biggest Pirate of the US Anime Market! Shiver Me Timbers!


YouTube, Google? Barely an appearance. Second tier upload sites like Veoh, Sevenload, Megavideo? Small fry. Murdoch even outdoes the sites that the bootleg leech site hides behind a streaming link on its own site. By my rough count:
  • 51: MySpaceCDN.com & MySpace.com
  • 42: AnimesFree.com (hidden stream origin)
  • 22: Veoh.com
  • 8: Megavideo.com
  • 6: SevenLoad.com
  • Youtube.com, Google.com, Tudou.com, only 1 or 2 apiece


Note that this is just a raw count of the streams that AnimesFree.com leeches from - I have not yet verified that all content is bootleg video, legitimate video being hijacked, or even video that has been released for free distribution. I know that Murdoch is hosting some bootleg video, since I have seen video taken from a Crunchyroll.com stream, with the name of the premium member deliberately obscured.

So that people can verify that I am not making this up - that Rupert Murdoch really is the biggest Pirate in the US Anime market, I'll finish this post with a long list of the information I copied down off of the FreeAnimes.com site (and h/t to FreeAnimes.com - without your hard work, we never would have known what a Pirate Rupert Murdoch really is in this particular market - though we of course know how bad he is in a lot of other markets!).
  • Note that Veoh streams give the Veoh PermaLinkID, rather than the URL


Also note that this count is subject to change if any of the hosts of the bootleg streams elect to cease doing so.


#'s: 11
6 myspacecdn.com / myspace.com
2 Veoh
1 megavideo.com
1 sevenload.com
1 animesfree.com

.Hack//Legend of Twilight: Veoh v4164495GyqbyX68
.Hack//Liminality: ep1: http://www.megavideo.com/v/EQ5SLDT5e9cf611b8449049c9ac66c71a5083bd8
.Hack//Roots: ep1: http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=21684830
.Hack//Roots (DUB): ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/22/vid_8edb5f27071aa0245259971f5222602f.flv
.Hack//Sign ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/26/vid_634b8cd5579a7357217091ed3c3ddb91.flv
009-01 (DUB) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/1443d40c99146979b5eb56a4215c54e4/v18414035xWnqdrNy.flv
07 Ghost: ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/104/vid_112e1c409a884198a2e33d45c03100d0.flv
12 Kingdoms ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/153/vid_bd9ce36eb7194578920d917900f41317.flv
12 Kingdoms (DUB) ep1: http://datal3.sevenload.com/data30.sevenload.com/slcom_1/qv/ce/opmonie/thsskkjiecih.flv
2 x 2 Shinobudden ep1: http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=30889802
3x3 Eyes ep1: Veoh v1190228CCg56qHG


A's: 34
11 myspacecdn.com
1 megavideo.com
10 Veoh
9 animesfree.com
1 seveload.com
1 google.com
1 YouTube.com

Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai (Dub) ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/26/vid_8196192793e742a3ba688a270402c088.flv
Afro Samarai Resurrection http://cache02-videos02.myspacecdn.com/84/vid_ad7861efdb6943509955615d12d96035.flv
Ah, My Goddess! ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/42/vid_799911e64362468d93b4e4687d39af0a.flv
Ah, My Goddess! Season 2 ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/6/vid_5473097483cc2041e294df67fd063baf.flv
Ai Yori Aoshi ep1: http://www.megavideo.com/v/AEIRFT8U1f89d6eebec76b31a8354be956883ee3
Aika R-16 ep1: Veoh v1652369sSXDTCjy
Aishiteruze Baby ep1:
http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/25/vid_49d568cd4e874c108ea3a3a9c28f8f58.flv
Veoh v157848154rndd7r5
Ajimu Kaigan Monogatari ep1: Veoh v12057517Kse4cx28
Akane-Iro Ni Somaru Saka Veoh v18605695txP7HSh7
Akikan ep1: Veoh v17213061y6DYZGzH
Akira The Movie: http://www.animesfree.com/55c585706b853cc84d34d65d45a8775d/v6480341kWtdd7HA.flv
Alien 9 ep1: Veoh v1019368ePErxhR4
Amaenaideyo ep1: http://cache02-videos02.myspacecdn.com/86/vid_6dcd0cceaf4a4d0fba55c90687d63f88.flv
Amaenaideyo! Katsu ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/4/vid_875cd531a62845c68a965b6080d43523.flv
Amatsuki ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/7/vid_5527dded942c458783782fb50801ed61.flv
Amazing Nurse Nanako ep1: Veoh v4731998f7rFGP4
Android Kikaider ep1: Veoh v1735970dA7jBADN
Angel Cop (Dub) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/fbd3a41a7a00f251cebbda55d120afbe/v6489835TNyY8G7S.flv
Angel Links ep1: YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DMwdiNXSZU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFrzGwZba80
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ5R3IcCziQ
Angel Tales (Dub) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/242523e5359c993c75fba3493057f1c1/v18212139RDmBD6aW.flv
Angel's Feather Ova ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/002ff72a28386433d3be0b3b95088b2a/v65337157BtMqM3c.flv
Aoi Bungaku ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/9ec32cc30ccfa954011772bdeab21613/v192390382p2Cm47J.flv
Aoi Hana ep1: http://datal3.sevenload.com/data83.sevenload.com/slcom_2/od/kj/mklrkge/qmdghfinlmmg.flv
Aquarian Age (Dub) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/55f5e30bb8ef6fc82ba044bdbb6c76e7/v18636819PCEKwrAz.flv
Arcade Gamer Fubuki ep1: Veoh v1577164rfwc4mxT
Area 88 ep1: Veoh v15600583D682PjCP
Armed Librarians ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/16cb7e37b96ef20da3d465bf3a303881/v191595926YmD5BmB.flv
Asatte no Houkou ep1: Veoh v14526678sfjk3Rzr
Asura Cryin' ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/124/vid_3622c8db50264463bdc2179195ac5c15.flv
Asura Cryin' 2 ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/103/vid_877d445269044973a4e416cbffc00cd7.flv
Avenger ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/0dc9478228588feb533ce96376682b46/v14082263rKk7WaCN.flv
Ayakashi ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/a0677e9c444a02c20ce8f8dd3c78294b/v12360338TWyKeCh.flv
Ayashi no Ceres ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/8/vid_38c54486f4074719b49b48d93ee1d5f5.flv
Azumanga Daioh ep15: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-505055837559655847


B: 23:
10 myspacecdn.com/myspace.com
7 animesfree.com
4 Veoh
7 animesfree.com
1 sevenload.com
1 megavideo

Bakemonogatari ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/128/vid_5ec785e306ca4235b91cb10d5809225c.flv
Baldr Force ep1: http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=53252366
Bartender ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/1d3ee0ed3750685066ccc621b612f296/v15009494WBTSxGD.flv
Basquash! ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/135/vid_79ec57a682da4f0785b1330929ae8aea.flv
Bastard (Dub) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/5322ec24402c02072646cc54e6746042/v693681Q2jkgfrD.flv
Battle Athletes Victory ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/160d027d517db68cf4a11d82efdb3fd4/v4707627bFbfzrk.flv
Battle Programmer Shirase ep1: Veoh v15317746QP4QK92Q
Berserk ep1: http://content.movies.myspace.com/0016177/84/63/1617773648.flv
Black Jack 21 ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/fa1fd5f041c9b8380ba8f14d787a8013/v1087149yT4PEAKr.flv
Black Lagoon S2 ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/94/vid_4e6bcd9567df412293df29c5cf971a3f.flv
Blade of the Immortal ep1: Veoh v16056311CcW8jtSc
Blade of the Phantom Master (dub): http://datal3.sevenload.com/data21.sevenload.com/slcom_1/qy/gx/mmnpnje/pnlughgmtmjh.flv
Bleach ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/212/vid_0988580aba55490480947406ab5aed6d.flv
Bleach (Dub) ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/197/vid_9ca3d3152c2b49068c393bb0651a2f44.flv
Bleach Movie 01: http://www.megavideo.com/v/HFL8KERZ28e32496f24434e53fee575624d24bd3.5317925145.0
Blood+ ep1: http://content.movies.myspace.com/0016609/54/60/1660930645.flv
Blue Dragon (Dub) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/b641adf05aaaf0016298a2c33325ad52/v6542173YDA2zpb5.flv
Blue Drop ep1: Veoh v16491454GMzhgds
Blue Gender ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/47/vid_3cee062a0be148a487d2e31755ceafb9.flv
Blue Submarine No.6 ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/2a98e46b5b980af526eda523272bb518/v17323783xtbKdBdF.flv
Bokura Ga Ita ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/146bb101aefd003df11066c956c69b53/v1381115T5sTPqZx.flv
Bus Gamer ep1: Veoh v6608236yqmcdYDe
Buso Renkin ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/94/vid_c1af1b4b486d40eea7684e419a8af103.flv


C: 24:
9 myspacecdn.com
2 megavideo
4 animesfree
1 sevenload.com
5 Veoh
1 livevideo.com
1 tudou.com

Canaan ep1: http://www.megavideo.com/v/7V2XIJ0P548d5916434b663f23c3447c5d6748b0
Candy Boy ep1: Veoh v13191946sGH2kxeW
Canvas 2 ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/bb15a3f3ae5b125203b89b9b74736d9f/v398370yMn4Rdj6.flv
Capeta ep1: http://datal3.sevenload.com/data21.sevenload.com/slcom_1/kx/nu/jjeloie/szrmjrlhhdih.flv
Cardcaptor Sakura ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/6b0fec692da0956a03b3e4a42803a329/v1620802NrN5bSmN.flv
Casshan: Robot Hunter (Dub) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/5403a28b3e8e8695217823a40d29d60e/v18774646cdgzeKFW.flv
Chaos Head ep1: http://mediaservices.myspace.com/services/media/embed.aspx/m=46543124
Chobits ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/15/vid_18520eb5a7841489fbf0736bad4e8f41.flv
Chocolate Underground ep1: Veoh v178920044hP2BK5D
Chocotto Sister ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/03a25a2c27effb547bddcb002ba7fe38/v9782305Dx3QJqYA.flv
Chrome Shelled Regios ep1: http://cache02-videos02.myspacecdn.com/81/vid_7c886031872649f39e317f9f4d8cc012.flv
Chrono Crusade ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/61/vid_e3d62dbb251d46a9ba758898ca456078.flv
Cinderella Boy ep1: Veoh v699082DYtxsC77
Clannad ep1: http://cdn.livevideo.com/video/flash8/07/153007/387265.flv
Clannad After Story ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/58/vid_c61f9c5cb9f2c87bf284a6ee6090bd46.flv
Clannad, The Animated Film: http://www.tudou.com/v/aX221X96A0o
Code-E ep1: Veoh v16977279GqPBsbAk
Code Geass ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/22/vid_afe26aa5e49fe5cb77fbef25eac14e4f.flv
Code Geass R2 ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/29/vid_749b8a06cd8a777877d82712dd35f5fb.flv
Cowboy Bebop ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/25/vid_6c306cb2edf542a5968afec1d6e9e0f9.flv
Cowboy Bebop (Dub) ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/157/vid_4b040c5e467745c5b273ea64d4472b75.flv
Crayon Shin Chan (Dub) ep1: http://www.megavideo.com/v/82D0QR38b3c14d48f869fe3f4f0a9c2f73e619e1
Cross Game ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/110/vid_8f9b2ccff6134036837fcbe78d4437ac.flv
Crystal Blaze ep1: Veoh v70477479HZNqSWa


D: 24:
8 myspacecdn.com/myspace.com
9 animesfree.com
3 Veoh
1 YouTube
1 megavideo
1 sevenload

D-Gray Man ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/19/vid_673178725742e7c0df025b2597165e9a.flv
D.N. Angel ep1: http://content.movies.myspace.com/0020709/80/83/2070943808.flv
Da Capo ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/adc4cc81840d83cf6c4e79905aceef2d/v1080112GbH8NTSy.flv
Da Capo II ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/5e93ffca76f9bce053e0514b3b0d11da/v7019431ypXarNqD.flv
Dai-Guard ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/0c9436dc18328dc999743a133cea243e/v951646CJyrXxxJ.flv
Dan Doh ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/0e5994f71e7216ae3a61c2414ca93fa7/v6199483nGtmrDJ.flv
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/102/vid_5899d2c3316b4ea1922554710cc4d868.flv
Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/327e7ecc76717251cba7336610bdd9fe/v19194404RasjJ6e8.flv
Dazzle ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/45/vid_eea112d76774002ba54cd6acfabbb752.flv
Dear Boys ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/482c92365360bd1e212967b6ce314621/v707992MbNEjwfr.flv
Dears ep1: Veoh v6350563wt7hAfHs
Death Note ep1:
http://www.youtube.com/v/Z3mcdLM5q4k
http://www.youtube.com/v/4qb0u-dchME
http://www.youtube.com/v/ljNmEGkQJ3E
Demonbane ep1: http://content.movies.myspace.com/0010676/95/72/1067652759.flv
Descendants of Darkness (Dub) ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/096552b827530d21081c6bb305c36032/v16971949kG24pFxc.flv
Detective Conan ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/15/vid_79cf8f46b4514c3f9fe8ea70465ed47d.flv
Detective Conan Movie 1 - The Timed Skyscraper:
http://www.megavideo.com/v/8ICR23EM49b5f462dedc7a4b8ec11ccfbf9d4e80.3609391565.0
Detroit Metal City ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/18/vid_e3fe092c5143eec7845a7652ad18f034.flv
Devil Lady ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/69189d2b325fc7f474569a838c661f35/v19012021C9TReE5W.flv
Disgaea ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/4109cbd423ed0dd5ff22af5702501e34/v1007489PAHKYkNQ.flv
Dogs: Bullets and Carnage ep1: Veoh v18556223QMBeS78B
Doujin Work ep1: Veoh v1458470sYAdksz3
Dragon Ball Kai ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/130/vid_c6e68b0c345d4fcfa977dfd823cc046b.flv
Dragon Half ep1: Veoh v1225881Z3b65rQP
DragonBall (Dub) ep1: http://datal3.sevenload.com/data30.sevenload.com/slcom_2/wn/yw/mfdbfie/sunhpnililpg.flv


E: 10:
3 myspacecdn.com
2 Veoh
4 animesfree.com
1 sevenload.com

Earl and Fairy ep1:
http://www.animesfree.com/f9feea8ed80fd1aa01f75dcbf41243fe/v16454395PnQmGq6b.flv
Veoh v16454395PnQmGq6b
Ef: A Tale of Memories ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/64a776c50518a7c4f14ed495f32d564f/v13409657Ep5fXZ6.flv
Element Hunters ep1: Veoh v18777546mbsaR8nB
Elfen Lied ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/21/vid_13856492836a492d09d8edd4b63ce675.flv
Escaflowne (DUB) ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/213/vid_1f98ebd1cd394bd7b18fe7150602f22a.flv
Eureka 7 ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/43/vid_de01a9ee0442f0a325f556d079e71db5.flv
Excel Saga ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/7f44df4b9ef7379eaa8d8bd604e29657/v655039tBa4W5th.flv
Eyeshield 21 ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/27d9b9626acea8a1dce4005c7d0bbc67/v1146639RM54PZrp.flv
Eyeshield 21 (Dub) ep1: http://datal3.sevenload.com/data26.sevenload.com/slcom_1/ez/ek/hglnmie/qsullqnejjhh.flv


F: 15:
8 myspacecdn.com
5 animesfree.com
1 sevenload.com
1 megavideo.com

Fairy Tail ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/136/vid_c13594d14f9f4b5281772b7d639d8b71.flv
Final Approach ep1: http://cache02-videos02.myspacecdn.com/71/vid_cd4aa0e9c70e485180398c22147207ba.flv
Final Fantasy Unlimited ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/134/vid_ded0a6f87f24470896077725b02664d3.flv
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (Dub):
http://datal3.sevenload.com/data30.sevenload.com/slcom_1/tu/uf/hioifie/yienkkgiinpg.flv
Final Fantasy VII: Last Order Ova: http://www.animesfree.com/be6ecee1bd730d0dd7831df58eb5268d/v10176428pY8Jdkc.flv
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals Ova ep1:
http://www.animesfree.com/3348da2018e6ba630ab7ac9b5fda39ba/v4081896ftA3cJ7C.flv
FLCL (Dub): http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/49/vid_245c378b50dc44b4889722e3cd78932f.flv
Fruits Basket ep1: http://www.megavideo.com/v/8JFQBJCR25ac6ac0a6bae7f8281d511ba717c6ff.677359553.0
Fruits Basket (Dub) ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/97/vid_2cbade16f7b54baf90054ea3572254ac.flv
Full Metal Panic! ep1: http://cache02-videos02.myspacecdn.com/69/vid_f4cb38350b2e4d77a68b104d01968f59.flv
Full Metal Panic! TSR ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/107/vid_8f6a09990ee04d25a61f3c2a99cdf0d0.flv
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu ep1: http://cache01-videos02.myspacecdn.com/49/vid_36daa938fee2476db8469c63764c4a12.flv
Futakoi ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/289b5dfb9cb92fdfe18964dfea629f05/v1063524xWYtpxk2.flv
Futakoi Alternative ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/a68928db2253a9a5d5e0b356c5a9ba2f/v1029773pP5JXesJ.flv
Future Boy Conan ep1: http://www.animesfree.com/b00f213059a5e9e176142c79688f4572/v16625629axBW3Sf6.flv


There is a clouded glass between the audience and the creators...

... but maybe they can just sell T-shirts

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