Thursday, March 7, 2013

Kdrama fans are fucking crybabies

This morning, Dramabeans posted about receiving a DMCA notice for their Level 7 recaps. When I read the article, I didn't think it was a big deal because I knew it would get settled. Later on in the day, DramaFever posted this message explaining what happened and what they did to rectify the situation. Dramabeans recently published an update article about what has happened.

You know, normal stuff when it comes to licensing. There are mishaps once in a while. That was all I really thought. Then I read the comments in those three articles and face palmed myself so hard that I'll probably look like Bom for a few days.





Just what the fuck is wrong with these fans? What the fuck is up with the self-entitlement these fuckers have when it comes to pirating dramas? I just don't fucking understand their logic at all.

A little background is needed. DramaFever opened in 2009, licensing Korean dramas for the North American market (US and Canada). Back in those days, there were a hundred streaming sites that split the videos into 8 different parts and there were many times when you would watch the first six parts to an episode only to find out that the last two parts are unavailable since the links were taken down. DramaFever sought out to rectify this problem by licensing these dramas, giving people an alternative to the unofficial streaming sites.

The first problem these Kdrama fans have is that DramFever licenses dramas. I KNOW, IT'S SO FUCKING EVIL TO DO BUSINESS FOR A MOTHER FUCKING PROFIT! THOSE GREEDY CUNTS ARE HELPING THE KOREAN DRAMA INDUSTRY BY PAYING THEM A FEE TO LICENSE THE DRAMA. THOSE GREEDY CUNTS AIR COMMERCIALS TO RECOUP THEIR EXPENSES AND MAKE A PROFIT! THOSE GREEDY PUBIC HAIR EATING DICK LICKING DOUCHEBAGS ARE SO FUCKING EVIL FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE THAT PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR! FUCK THEM!

Licensing dramas helps these Korean production companies and the broadcasting companies. Licensing gives them more cash that they can invest into new projects. There is nothing inherently wrong with licensing dramas.

Many of these Kdrama fans are spewing bullshit that these illegal streaming sites help spread the word about Korean dramas. Yeah, more exposure is nice and all, but how many of these fans actually pay for anything? I'm willing to bet that the majority don't spend a single fucking penny on Korean dramas. This is similar to the situation crunchyroll went through in the mid 2000s as it started licensing anime. Like crunchyroll, Dramafever mutually benefits the broadcaster, the viewers, and themselves. They pay the licensing fee, money that these broadcasters wouldn't have received if the illegal streaming sites continued to proliferate. The viewers have the option of watching the content for free with limited commercials or they can pay a subscription to get rid of commercials and have the ability to watch the content before the free users. They benefit themselves because they're running their businesses for a profit. When a company runs itself for profit, that means people stay employed and receive a mother fucking check every two weeks.

Dramafever has the right to take down content that violates their licenses. People don't go into business for people to steal shit from them. It makes no fucking sense to have that mindset. They paid for shit and want to protect what they paid for.

Kdrama fans have several options, and here are a few. One is to stop acting like you have to right to pirate. There's a fine line between censorship and piracy and AKF is the wrong place to discuss this. However, there's no need to act like you are entitled to have pirated content whenever you want it. Another suggestion is to learn Korean, and then you wouldn't have to worry about this shit at all. Put all of your time bitching into learning the language and interacting with Koreans. That'd be a lot more healthy for you rather than to bitch constantly about dumb shit like this. The third option I'm suggesting is my favorite: shut the fuck up.

12 comments:

  1. "I’m deleting my Dramafever app from my kindle! I’ll only watch Viki from now on! Down with the bullies at Dramafever! boycott boycott boycott!"

    This is like the Civil Rights Movement of this generation. Fight man, man.

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    1. And just picture that smug asshole typing that shit out on their Kindle that their parents no doubt for them.

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    2. ...Viki licenses their dramas too now though
      ...because logic.

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    1. Not condoning some of the elitists complaints, but I can understand why some of them would be frustrated that so many of the streaming sites are shut down. DramaFever only licenses to US/Canada, with the sudden clamping down on other streaming sites, it's difficult for people outside of North America to find working streams. I'm not an avid drama fan, but I get why it'd be frustrating for people who live outside of the area's licensed.

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    2. That's why these streaming sites are moving to European servers.

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  3. This is one of the times I chuckle that I don't even need subs to watch K-dramas or K-movies, which in any case, joovideo.com and a couple other sites that come into mind, FTW.

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  4. Ok I have nothing to say about licensing or entitlement but learning korean is so hard but I'm trying through Rosetta Stone right now. :( & I live in TN. The only Koreans I ever meet are at my college and they only hang out with other Koreans. Sometimes I creep on them in the library to see if I recognize any of the words they are saying haha

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    1. I personally know the effort it takes in learning a language. I am half Korean and grew up in Ohio. I had to learn Korean on my own, since there are no Koreans around here for the most part. There was a Korean dude that was a couple of years older than me, but he was a douchebag, so I never talked to him.

      There are many resources to learn Korean. If you want a place to chat with Koreans, you can do so on http://www.sharedtalk.com. I've made some Korean friends through that site. You can always practice writing on http://www.lang-8.com. Native speakers will correct what you write. If you like, you can always use Skype for language exchanges.

      A great place to learn Korean is http://www.talktomeinkorean.com. They have a lot of lessons there, and most of the content is free. They do provide services for a cost that a lot of people are willing to pay, but they teach the language for free.

      Your main problem is that you're using Rosetta Stone. It's such a piece of shit program. They dupe people into paying $900 for their programs when the results are fucking shit.

      If you have anymore questions, just email me. antikpopfangirl [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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