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Hespia Klarerin
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10:48 pm, Mar 20 2013
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How does big online manga reading sites like mangafox and mangareader manage to keep licensed series like Onepiece, Bleach, and Naruto?

It's weird since some of the no-so-known mangas and manwha that are lisensed sometimes dissapear from that site due to copyright issues, but it's hard to believe that no-one questions the copyright issue of the big-selling manga like Onepiece and stuff.

How do they manage to not get it removed?

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hmm. good question. I have no idea though. might be the publisher is different? maybe they make big money from the popular mangas so they don't need to take it down, as it's still selling, but the unknown series are not, so in order to make at least some money of them, they took them down. just my theory.

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Actually for mangafox you can't view those titles either. But for mangahere or mangareader, I'm not sure why they have it.

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Most of the bigger ones manage to avoid getting in trouble by blocking some countries (or rather, IP's) I know mangafox and mangareader do so and they're pretty big. Not sure about the others.

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They essentially ignore C&D's and just hope they never get sued.

And the second issue that makes it harder to sue is the fact that most of their servers are hosted in other countries and locations that give publisher companies little to no jurisdiction.

Though that probably wouldn't help much, since publisher companies can just sue to have the domain name seized and a likely permanent barring against continuing copyright infringement for the owner of the site.

That, or big-name publisher companies just don't bother since a) others will continue to do so, and b) it does cost money to sue.

Oh, and online reader aggregates do provide their series with popularity, so it's possible they let it slide for that as well. But I don't think there's really a need to boost high tier series more than they are at already.

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