Akosi Dogie in trouble for recording and posting One Piece movie onlineSeptember 26, 2019
One Piece, a well loved anime, that has been going on for years has a new movie called One Piece Stampede which is currently being aired in Philippine cinemas. Host, vlogger, gamer and streamer Akosi Dogie has been criticized again for recording and posting a video of the movie.
Recording and posting movies is illegal in the country. Republic Act (RA) 10088 or the “Anti-Camcording Act of 2010” prohibits unauthorized recording of cinematographic films. The person caught doing it can be fined and also be imprisoned.
Popular streamer Akosi Dogie has uploaded video clips of the movie. He posted it on September 22 and in response to his actions, the video clip was quickly reported to the authorities. The clip has now been deleted but there are screenshots of “proof” of Akosi Dogie’s actions.
Akosi Dogie has defended his actions by saying that he was merely “promoting” the movie. He continued saying that this was free promotion for the movie and clips he used was part of the trailer.
ODEX, which was the company that has brought anime films to the Philippines including One Piece Stampede, has responded saying that they had painstakingly rebuilt the trust of Japanese copyright owners. They added that continued actions of people who post video clips online may result in the end of anime movie releases in South East Asia.
We have painstakingly re-build the trust with Japanese copyright owners with a clean slate since the 2017 cinema video recording incident, now our anime community have taken another beating on credibility.
We need your help to stop video recording in the cinemas.
Our South East Asia anime cinema ticket sales is tiny compared to countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, USA and Europe. If there are more and more video leaks from cinemas in South East Asia, Japanese copyright owners will have no second thoughts to cut us off completely so as to protect their big markets.
The actions of a few inconsiderate people who just want to show off that they are watching the movie could lead to dire consequences. Not only the perpetrator may land in jail or get fined, but the rest of us will see the end of anime movie releases in South East Asia.”
ODEX continued that recording in cinemas is a criminal offense in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and of course, the Philippines.
Akosi Dogie has, for the most part, stayed silent after his initial statements.