Can we watch something that's on an "archival" stream?
April 7, 2020 11:19 PM - Subscribe

There are certain shows, for example anime in the middle of decades long production disputes, that are on hosted at locations that are archival streams. These streams have varying legalities. Could we point towards a potential stream in a way that suggests their location despite locality in order to afford discussion?
posted by codacorolla (2 comments total)
"Varying legalities" is a pretty broad term, and I think there's the question of other legal sources. Are they available elsewhere at all? If not, it's pretty hard to discuss without a way to watch the content.

Looking at past TV and movie posts, the platform isn't typically mentioned in the original post. You could then link or reference sources in the comments.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:00 PM on April 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Musing on this some more -- as long as you aren't linking to the "archival" streams in the post or comments (see this MeTa discussion), and you were OK with few-to-no comments, I don't see why you couldn't post something like this.

If I were doing it, I'd write something like "as far as I know, this isn't officially available at the moment, but it can be found on 'archival' sites" in the first comment. Better than making a post specifically to link to a site that hosts (or links to other sites that host) the "archived" material (though I've done that in the past, in the first comment on my post, but that was back in 2013, though).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:17 PM on May 4, 2020

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