Today, news has been spreading in both the KR and Sentai Shinkenger community about the cancellation of subbing two currently airing shows in Japan, Kamen Rider Double and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. It’s seriously pisses a lot of people that Toei has started making their aggressive move to take down fansubs. So I guess TV-Nihon fansubs and other well known subs are going to be pulling out from doing these projects.
Here is mail I got from the KR community:
If you have downloaded a subbed episode of Kamen Rider Double from any of the TV-Nihon links in the main page (or in the messages we have sent you) via BitTorrent within the last 1 or 2 days or so, you may have gotten a copyright infringement email in your email inbox. Yes, I know it sounds completely bullshit to you guys, but it is definitely true. You might want to go to TV-Nihon’s main page and forums for more information.
This copyright infringment letter applies to ALL subbed episode downloads of Kamen Rider Double AND Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. In repsonse to this situation, we are stopping our episode download services until further notice. Public Relations & Information officer **** will follow up with you with the rest of the details, and will show you a copy of the letter.
And here is the ‘mail of death’:
Notice ID: 353-38433
Notice Date: 30 Sep 2009 01:04:43 GMT
Dear Sir or Madam:
BayTSP, Inc. (”BayTSP”) swears under penalty of perjury that Toei Company, LTD. has authorized BayTSP to act as its non-exclusive agent for copyright infringement notification. BayTSP’s search of the protocol listed below has detected infringements of Toei Company, LTD.â€™s copyright interests on your IP addresses as detailed in the below report.
BayTSP has reasonable good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of in the below report is not authorized by Toei Company, LTD., its agents, or the law. The information provided herein is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Therefore, this letter is an official notification to effect removal of the detected infringement listed in the below report. The below documentation specifies the exact location of the infringement.
We hereby request that you immediately remove or block access to the infringing material, as specified in the copyright laws, and insure the user refrains from using or sharing with others unauthorized Toei Company, LTD. materials in the future (see, 17 U.S.C. 512).
Further, we believe that the entire Internet community benefits when these matters are resolved cooperatively. We urge you to take immediate action to stop this infringing. We appreciate your efforts toward this common goal.
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Notice ID: 353-38316
Initial Infringement Timestamp: 27 Sep 2009 00:11:17 GMT
Recent Infringement Timestamp: 27 Sep 2009 00:11:17 GMT
Infringers IP Address: *********************
Infringed Work: Samurai Sentai Shinkenjya – Episode 30
Infringing File Name: [T-N]Samurai_Sentai_Shinkenger_30SD[53720EFB].avi
Infringing File Size: 246088336
Bay ID: 16757fb9db466b1fa7a0e7d0e28b361aa28fb733|246088336
Port ID: 56146
Infringer’s DNS Name:
Infringer’s User Name:
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BayTSPP.O. Box 1314, Los Gatos, California 95031
(408) 341-2300,(408) 341-2399
Samurai Sentai Shinkenjya – Episode 30
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It’s seriously sad for me because I love watching high quality subs and now I would have to watch the RAW version on LIVE internet TV, so f**k you Toei I can watch it LIVE and if you decided to cut it off you can go bang the walls and start thinking about how many kids are going to cry. I really hate those ‘cheap pirates’ subs as they give subbing a bad name plus we have to buy them.