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Hinokai
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9:09 am, Dec 4 2013
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What is this, the DMCA equivalent of a Pay-up-or-else scheme? Send a ridiculous notice and then go 'Oh, but we can begrudgingly accept you removing all links from your site'.
How absurd.

Unrequited
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9:14 am, Dec 4 2013
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So is there another site similar to this that posts links? PM in case I guess.

Zuan
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9:17 am, Dec 4 2013
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What I don't understand is why remove the IRC links too... That makes zero sense. My first link to manga was to this site and had this site not had any links to the scanlators themselves and the IRC too, I would not be reading manga or watching anime at this point. I learned the basics of IRC to navigate to release on IRC only groups.

I would love to see the DMCA notice. As probably many, such as myself, have been a member for many years (6 for me as of last month) it would be nice to be able to see, confirm and argue its validity. Any other site that I have ever been a member of that has received a DMCA at least gave us the courtesy of presenting it.

pyonk
Post #623094 - Reply to (#623082) by eirini_kl
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9:31 am, Dec 4 2013
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I see, but why all the hyperlinks?? I dont think they hold copyright for all the scanlation..
This is suspicious, really.
This DMCA things really pain in the ass. but oh well, we are in a grey area anyway.
I live in third world country where there is no DMCA-shit around except a tight censor for pornography where even Mangafox and other online-reader manga site is blocked by nawalaproject-shit from my shitty gvernment for porn reason roll eyes


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9:39 am, Dec 4 2013
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It was a great era with Mangaupdates.
It's sad to see it come to an end like this.
Thanks for all the efforts up to this point.
RIP

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zenaku2005
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9:42 am, Dec 4 2013
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This sound highly suspicious, It sounds like someone is trying to channel this site traffic to theirs.
More importantly the DMCA have no rights to shut down sites that are not hosting/uploading copyrighted material, Take MediaFire for example the links that contains the copyrighted materials were just taken down while those that weren't under the DMCA stayed up.
So removing the links to sites that may or may not contain materials under the DMCA makes sense as much as this
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While it's true that some sites where taken down due to posting links but in all instant these links were HYPERLINKS in other words click-able links, Posting non click-able links as a normal text should be O.K. otherwise it will violate the First Amendment of Constitution and if they can do that will....dead

ughman
Post #623100 - Reply to (#623031) by hamzah555
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9:56 am, Dec 4 2013
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Mangaupdates is just a database. The last time they send was to remove the dl links, and now the website of the scanlators.

Its like reading yellow pages just list of names blank telephone numbers.

This is totally bullshit.

romance20
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10:00 am, Dec 4 2013
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if you can't have the links, can you at least have the address of the site written on the page so then we don't have to look for it.

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Quote from zenaku2005
While it's true that some sites where taken down due to posting links but in all instant these links were HYPERLINKS in other words click-able links, Posting non click-able links as a normal text should be O.K. otherwise it will violate the First Amendment of Constitution and if they can do that will...


This. why dont we do this? it makes sense.
although i dont really know how wide DMCA apply on this, whether posting web or site address with normal text considered as infrigement or not. If not, can we just use this method?

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Rashidisw
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10:13 am, Dec 4 2013
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This is doing disservice to scanlator groups, as they will got less visitors, and that means less revenues from ads.

while they mostly can't monetized the ads on their facebook & twitter link, as those ads revenues goes directly to facebook & twitter companies.

gwkimmy
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10:14 am, Dec 4 2013
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hmmm....does this mean we can't post scanlator site links anywhere in the forum either?

if so...sjdlasjdlkjalkjdaldjaskljdlaj

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Elemhunter
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10:16 am, Dec 4 2013
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Congratulations, you just bended over and gave them room for further action against the site. There's nothing illegal about linking to other people's sites. I can understand wanting to avoid trouble, but this is just collapsing at the first breeze. Overall, I'm disappointed. Let's hope you don't get another wave of requests soon.

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connerity
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10:23 am, Dec 4 2013
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There is a multitude of fishy things going on here.

Foremost, the removal of links for ALL groups, not just ones where there is actually material that falls under the DMCA.

Sounds to me like someone from a profiteering online reader like mangafox wants to make some more profit by making scanlators harder to reach.

En Do
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10:28 am, Dec 4 2013
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Dam...but well as long as i can check the releases because i'm following a lot of series it's okay.
also, anyone notice this sentence?
"The representative of the group that submitted the DMCA has so far said these actions are enough."
so there are figureheads huh...

Reyalsdog
Post #623110 - Reply to (#623108) by connerity
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10:29 am, Dec 4 2013
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More like Crunchyroll. Especially since they were bought by other
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group not so long ago, and they have manga service now.

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