Happy anniversary to fansubbers WITH S2
Happy second anniversary to With S2.
Once again, the lovely admins of With S2 have asked if I could post up a notice for the occasion, which also clarifies the group’s policy (and yes, sub releases have resumed):
(Jan. 10, 2008)
Regarding our newest policy (details here):
We do feel bad that we have to take such a strong stance, and halting subs was really our last resort. We’ve been fighting some major issues (including legal), and sites like mysoju.com & Aznv.tv/en/ are definitely not helping the matter.
We’ve done all we could for over a year — constant asking, pleading, and sending out very sincere messages to no avail — but these people really know how to test our patience and limits. It’s bad enough that our very sincere pleas were ignored completely. But what makes us sad is that after every pleading message that we send out, an additional streaming episode is added. So, after the year-long battle, we feel helpless and stressed out.
As you know, the problem is that since WITH S2 is quite active and somewhat well-known in the fansubbing world, we’ve become an easy target by people going after fansubbers. Every step we take is being watched closely by huge stations and licensed holders alike. Obviously, all this unwanted attention from streaming sites (which do profit from our hard work with ads and traffic to their sites) does not help our shaky situation.
I think it is known that WITH S2 members are passionate about kdramas and our goal is to share such passion with others. We are doing this for the fans — so nothing is more painful than watching our work misused — and our supporters give us the motivation to endure all the stress and hard work. We wouldn’t spend three, four, or more hours each day running Withs2 and enduring the endless stress if we didn’t think that you guys are worth it. The same goes for all our precious members who devote as much time and effort to fansubbing. 🙂
Running WITH S2 is a second full-time job, and considering that everything we do in fansubbing is non-profit, it does take tons of dedication and motivation. It definitely helps to know that there are those who are supportive of us so we can continue our subbing work with ease of mind.
Lastly: As Jan 10, 2008 is our second anniversary (yes, we’ve been doing this officially for 2 years), we hope that 2008 will be a good year for us, that all issues can be resolved and that we can continue to focus on our main goal: fansubbing. With that said, we will be lifting the halt of subs for the time being and will resume our releases *slowly* to celebrate this joyful occasion. Please join us in our celebration and please continue to support and protect us. 🙂
the admins of WITH S2 (on behalf of WITH S2)
P.S.: Regarding megaupload/sendspace links — uploading raw videos for direct download will aid those who can’t use CB or torrents, and help mitigate the need for streaming sites. At Soompi.com, the first post of a drama thread will usually have direct links to all the dramas that WithS2 subs.
Other sites are listed at http://nhatkyviet.com/category//korean-tv-series/