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  1. TeKKy

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    Dattebayo Staff Arrested at Otakon [UPDATED 7/24]

    2007/07/22
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:10PM EDT
    Today at 5:57PM five members of the Dattebayo staff were arrested at the Baltimore Convention Center as they prepared for their panel as part of the Otakon Convention. Four uniformed police officers, along with legal counsel of a complaintent company, approached the stage shortly before the presentation was to begin. Witnesses said that along with the arrest, the officers seized the laptop of one of the group members, which was intended to be used for presentation purposes.
    The officers, as well as the lawyers, would not respond to media inquires regarding the reason for these arrests beyond stating that they stemmed from the illegal reproduction of copyrighted works.
    The panel, which was originally called "Fansubbing/Manga Scanlation" was recently renamed to "Dattebayo Fansubbing". Experts speculate that this may have alerted authorities to the location of the group members and left an opportunity for this course of action.
    Witness reactions varied including one Richard Sequoa who said, "I just can't believe something like this could happen at our convention." Another witness, a Judy Hibertson, said, "I'm glad. This is what they get for their constant trolling. It's just not funny!"
    When asked to comment, group member Interacti said, "I've been told by my lawyer not to say anything because of the sensitive nature of legal matters however this has been a trying experience and I'm glad my new cell-mate "Spikes" has been there to comfort me."
    Update: July 22, 2007 - We've recently received further information that the arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday morning. We will continue to update as details are forthcoming.
    Update: July 23, 2007 - Good news, the arraignment was rescheduled on short notice for early this morning. Naturally the staff plead not guilty. It just got done and the staff was released on bail. Pre-trial will be in two weeks. When asked for comment interactii had this to say, "<~interactii> MY ass is kinda soar". The staff is very grateful for the support that we've received via the feedback and chat room.
    Update: July 24, 2007 - This afternoon state police arrived at the homes of several of the staff members who were arrested in Baltimore this last weekend. There they exercised a warrant to search and seize any electronic devices with the ability to copy, modify or redistribute audio and/or video media of a copyrighted nature. As such, several computers, hard drives, and even a few VCRs were seized during evidence collection. This has proven especially hard on one of the staff members who operates a home business and utilized their computer daily in that operation.



    http://www.dattebayo.com/pr/40



    Wonder why this happened :wtc:
     
  2. Sito

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    i guess no more bleach for awhile? :(
     
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    "I've been told by my lawyer not to say anything because of the sensitive nature of legal matters however this has been a trying experience and I'm glad my new cell-mate "Spikes" has been there to comfort me."
    :rofl:
     
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    oh... sht.... great any information about bleach and naruto subbing?
     
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    i'm surprised this is the first time its happened.
     
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    IBhate :(
     
  9. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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    :bowrofl: is this for real
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    oh and is there tracker still active?
     
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  11. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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    ok that almost made me laugh out loud
     
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    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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    Did you witness this happen? If not, I'm guessing YHBT. :hs:
     
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    I dunno why they would post it then like 3 days later pull a YHBT :sad2:

    Dunno if they would mess around about some of their members being arrested. Just sucks that it happened
     
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    hmmm, i dont know about this... why would they want that kind of attention at a convention?
     
  19. baboymo

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    Good thing I don't watch Bleach.
     
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    HAhA! do a "Find" on the page for YHBT. It's in white font on the bottom left. Pretty good :bowrofl:
     
  21. Hookupz

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    did witness the arresting but i was at otakon ill give penny pics of shit i got there when i get back from work
     
  22. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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  23. Jaron95

    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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    DID or DID NOT????

    If NOT, then Jesus Fucking Christ, how is it that so many people forget such an important word as "NOT"? :madfawk: I see this at least once a week. :madfawk:
     
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    what are the charges ?
     
  25. Jaron95

    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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    This is evidence to me that YHBT.
     

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