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z4rd
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6:01 am, Jun 9 2010
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Good call, though I don't think it's gonna help you guys at all.

calstine
Post #535266 - Reply to (#535258) by Pacific.Mint
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6:06 am, Jun 9 2010
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Your prediction just might come true sooner than we think...I don't really care about the download links, but I think it's pretty unfair that there are so many more terrible criminal activities taking place via the internet, but people are so focused on as minor a crime as scanlation (and yeah, I acknowledge that it's illegal). sad

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shymi
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It was the same thing with torrents long ago. I think everything will be back to normal in a couple of months smile

Chaoswind
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6:29 am, Jun 9 2010
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To collect all my favorite scanlator groups IRC channels... is just a matter of time, until the whole scanlation issue will have to go underground

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jameh
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6:34 am, Jun 9 2010
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I don't quite get it. I don't know what you mean by removing unlicensed release links. Though I'm pretty much aware of what's happening around the manga world currently. Can someone please enlighten me?

Fareki
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7:05 am, Jun 9 2010
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Personally, I think that it is because of the scanlated manga that allows the manga industry outside of Japan to get its business. I know for a fact that if it weren't for scanlated manga, I would have never grown to love manga the way I do now. Yea, it is illegal, but it also gives the manga publishers profit. By being able to see the goods for free creates the feeling of wanting to own the manga, at least for me. That, and people want to know what happens next. If only the publishers outside of Japan could keep up with the current releases, then everything would be ok....

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Geese1
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This is fine if the scan group is in your database, but it's really going to be tough to track down some of these releases that aren't. Or those that don't have a site or IRC channel to release from. Sometimes those download links were the only way I had of tracking down a particular release. How are you going to verify if some of these releases are legitimate if you don't have a download link to check?

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That's why we are not approving releases from now on for groups that are not in the database

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7:38 am, Jun 9 2010
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I can understand why the links were removed. I know I'd be devastated if MU went offline forever.

I don't use the DL links anyways, so this isn't a problem for me. I use MU for the lists, the information, and the community. And even though the DL links are removed, you can easily google for them.

Either way, as long as MU is stays afloat, I'm happy.

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Mega2155
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7:49 am, Jun 9 2010
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wow i didn't know this was going on... is that why i can't connect to mangatraders, are am i the only one.

eni
Post #535275 - Reply to (#535274) by Mega2155
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The site seems to be down, but I wouldn't jump to comclusions so fast.

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*conclusions.... sry, hit the button too fast.

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VawX
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11:17 am, Jun 9 2010
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well if you say it's gray, then it's true...
you don't make a mistake, but we don't always know the mind of some people...
some of them see this community as something "threatening"...
it's a bit disappointing but for the sake of the site i guess it's a wise decision mmm...

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derpMonster
Post #535278 - Reply to (#535258) by Pacific.Mint
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11:23 am, Jun 9 2010
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i next expect them to go after the scanlators. on the anime front, i expect the streaming sites to be closed and the fan subbers to be stopped.

The American industry needs to check Alexa ratings of one manga and manga fox. majority of traffic comes from overseas where we can't afford to pay $20 in shipping for a $10 manga volume that will take 1 year delay to get published and 2 months in ship to get to our hands or get lost en route.

sad FML.

bakaliner
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11:36 am, Jun 9 2010
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As i see it. This move by publishers only force the community to return to old ways of scanlation, either by going to IRC or closed forums.
I think the one that would be targeted the first are the large sites and sites that produce the most money. They could try to attack scanlation sites first, but you know how this community works. If 1 was down 2 or 3 others will replace them in short time. And their struggle would be in vain.
As long as manga still attract readers, as long as they still make money, then these circle of lawsuit and scanlation will not end. The only way to stop manga scanlation is to stop publishing the manga altogether. lol.
The only thing the publishers lawyers would do first is to sue sites that gain the most profit from all these manga scanlation issue. oh btw, i think the first one to go down is onemanga( ranked 935 in google top 100 list).

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