Quote from wolfinthesheep
What the fuck?
An unspoken rule is exactly what it says on the tin: A rule that is not stated anywhere, but is followed in the complicit understanding that it exists. If it's not followed, then by sheer definition it does not exist as a rule.
Murder is written in law and enforced by law. Steal ...
Weeeeeell, you see.... Stealing and making copies of someone's work, I'm talking about the mangaka/company who releases the manga, is illegal. It is in the law. Scanlations are illegal. Saying they aren't and they aren't in the law...well you are wrong about that. So before we talk about "Stealing scanlation projects", let's just talk about how this is illegal already from the start when scanlators scanlate...
Sure it's not on the level of murder (why we talk about murder anyway?) but you tell me who the biggest criminal is: The guy who steals the shoes from a shoeshop or the guy who steals a few million dollars by doing freud? One may have used a knife while the other just used his tongue. ^^
Illegal is illegal, and if it's not because you were too damn poor and you would have died if you didn't steal the food or the water, then I think they should just go to jail. You have no right to take something from others and earn money on it directly or indirectly if you aren't allowed to do so by law. Making or sharing manga scanlations are illegal by law. You are not to earn money on on them directly or indirectly, heck you aren't even allowed to do it for free.
If you love your manga that much then make summaries and put a few pics up on a blog for others to read about and buy if they really really really want to do so.