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If you like animation, I would not recommend downloading programmes from the internet in Singapore. Due to falling sales figures and rising home users’ downloading of animation without payment, Singapore-based animation distributor, ODEX has asked for enforcement in Singapore to crackdown on illegal downloaders with the aid of two Internet Service Providers (ISP) to provide them with subscriber data of the offenders.

FINE: Those who admit to downloading Odex-licensed anime will have to pay the company between S$3,000 and S$5,000 in compensation for its enforcement expenses.

However, this caused some controversy as most of the anime fans thinks that it is a way for Odex to generate profit for itself. One hacker (which I believe to be an anime fan) hacked into Odex’s official website and it has been down since then.

Reference
1. “Odex”, Wikipedia2. “Odex takes on the world (by mistake)”, Asiaone

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