OH SHI!!! No more MADs in Nico Nico Douga!?!

Nico Nico Douga announced they will delete videos containing materials from lots of anime companies from now. (See the news article here.)  Okay, this means my favorite Code Geass MAD, Super Nippon Deluxe (Sunrise), and all those Haruhi MADs (Kadokawa) can go to the graveyard soon. Zepy pointed out that there are still Touhou, Idolm@ster, and other good stuffs left, so this is not going to be the end of Nico Nico Douga per se, but the place is going to be less lively from now on.

Or not? Youtube is doing the same thing, but there are still tons of copyrighted stuffs there. Can Nico Nico Douga best effort keeps up with the rate of users’ uploading? Probably not. The thing I’m afraid of the most is that Nico Nido Douga would pay the most of their deleting effort to videos in the Top 100 list, and videos with derived content that are left would all be crappy.

Okay, time for some conspiracy theory. Kadokawa is allowing Youtube to host user videos with its content, and they will share ads profit with one another and the makers of those videos. Plus, Gonzo is hosting its anime channel on Youtube. Could this be an attempt from these three companies to curb competition from Nico Nico Douga?

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Are you serious?! -o- agh that’s really upsetting. Oh well they still have tons of that on Youtube so even if they say they are, there’s not going to be anything much on Nio Nico Douga that I’d really watch anymore there then -_-

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