Do you remember the news about this anime distributor called Odex fining people for downloading anime? Even a 9-year-old got caught!Wow! Great work by those people at the Hardware Zone forums - just like CSI aye. Anyway, even if the allegations above aren't true, I think the whole thing has already become a huge public relations disaster for the people at Odex.
So anyway, some guys at HardwareZone found out that the Odex director, Stephen Sing has actually been bragging and laughing about catching downloaders! A description is here.
And we've pretty much confirmed that xysing is Stephen Sing himself. Such unethical behavior, don't you think? Imagine a police officer catching a criminal and then taunting and laughing at the criminal after that!
The local anime community at HWZ is shocked and angry at his remarks. Those who were called up by Odex said that Mr Sing mentioned that he had 'no choice' when it came to persecuting the downloaders. But from Mr Sing's posts, he actually appears to be enjoying it! We at HWZ are outraged enough to want to spread the word about his remarks.
More proof here. And the HWZ thread is here.
They would have made some easy money from the people that they have sued so far but in the long run, I think they've dug their own grave. I've said it before in my previous post about Odex that the anime community in Singapore is a small and very closely knit one. To piss them off is as good as killing all your customers.
Update: Odex wins suit against Starhub and stands to win millions from anime fans.
Previously: Odex vs Singapore Anime Fans