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Post #623027
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Archon Solon

5:15 am, Dec 4 2013
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As some eagle-eyed users have noticed, all website and forum links for all scanlation groups have disappeared. In addition to this, none of the IRC links are clickable anymore; they remain as plain text. We regret to inform all of you that we have received a DMCA takedown notice. Of course, we wish to keep MangaUpdates running, so we had to resort to these measures. The representative of the group that submitted the DMCA has so far said these actions are enough.

Despite these changes, our release and group submission policies remain the same. Releases must be from scanlation groups that exist according to MangaUpdates, meaning they must have a group entry. In order to have a group entry, the group still needs to submit one or more of the following: website, forum, Twitter, Facebook, and IRC channel. The website and forum will not be displayed anywhere on MangaUpdates though. These pieces of information will be for our own purposes in order to verify the existence of a release. We continue to strive to display accurate information for all series, groups, and releases, so we will check the validity of every submitted release. If you feel a release is fake, you can submit a Change Request, and we will double check your claim.

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Post #623031
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5:29 am, Dec 4 2013
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Post #623032
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5:30 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 139

You have to do what you have to do.

Post #623033
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5:30 am, Dec 4 2013
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Post #623034
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5:31 am, Dec 4 2013
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thats sad. welp i guess i have to go google the group now

Post #623035

5:33 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 19

Such sad news for convince!

I'm just gonna have to go and make a Favorite toolbar folder with links to each group site, that should fill up within a month of all the manga groups I read manga from.

The future of freedom seems narrow!

IDK I feel like sites like this will need to head in the Crunchyroll route, despite most people hating it at the start, because of the lack of content over time it became an alright place!

I'm just saying the amount of manga I have bought plainly because of this site after reading many manga is to grand I can say probably in the last few years spent like $2500+ on manga and anime.
This site actually help, in that regards a connection with magazine group to this site would be nice.

Anyway for now as long as we have actuate database of manga in existence and its status this will still be the best manga database ever!.

Post #623037

5:38 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 112

Sad times. I guess it doesn't change much for us (it's simply 1-2 more steps to get to the release), so long as you guys are toeing the line on the safe side, I won't argue. MangaUpdates still remains to be the best site around for tracking my favorite series.

Keep up the good work, guys.

Post #623038

5:40 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 486

I'm glad that this was enough. Who's the complainant? I'm surprised they went for the middleman.

Post #623041 - Reply to (#623038) by makoz
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5:50 am, Dec 4 2013
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I doubt they'll tell us. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they were informed to NOT say who they are when addressing their readers about the notice.

Post #623044
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An innocent

6:00 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 285

Might it be possible to delete the links of only for groups with DMCA contents.
It becomes rather difficult to moderate the releases without a link.
I've got the feeling that the one that gave the DMCA complain, just wants mangastreams homepage away.

Might it be possible to add releases from groups that release on online readers now?
It looks ok as long as the name of the reader doesn't appear.
Yesterday, I discovered one of my favourite series to be scanlated 50 chapters ahead.

Anyway, the most important thing about Mangaupdates is still the information and the ability to hold list.
I've tried to hold list with an excel document in the past, but this is impossible with the large variety of links that some series have.

New groups will be in problem now.
They release their stuff and the online readers runs away with it. Online reader become richer and the situation becomes worsen.

What are the license holders thinking, to give their arch enemy the control of the marked.
Non-profit sites like mangaupdates are the only ones that give them income (the minority of people that read scans,but also buy the real manga can be found on the non-profit sites. Their is more than enough proof for this (a lot of stuff that isn't scanned has a rating.)

Last edited by chomio at 6:12 am, Dec 4

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Post #623045 - Reply to (#623041) by licorice
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6:05 am, Dec 4 2013
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The day has come ... hopefully this is it, not the beginning.

Quote from TKS
I doubt they'll tell us. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they were informed to NOT say who they are when addressing their readers about the notice.

Usually the case.

"I'll shut your mouth~~~~~ with mine~~~"

Post #623046
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6:06 am, Dec 4 2013
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I surprised this thread isn't locked ... ( I wonder if I'm jinxing it )

I see how a notice got sent, sad that it did though

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Post #623050 - Reply to (#623038) by makoz
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6:09 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 23

Could be Crunchyroll, recently opening their manga department and all.

Post #623051
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6:13 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 151

Perhaps you (or someone else) could create a grand "scanlation group address list" whereby one could find the group without specifying what manga they scanlate.

It would take one more step for us to find the group, but such a list shouldn't be illegal.

(I wonder who filed the DCMA. It would have to be pretty generalized to affect all titles.)

Edit: Also, weirdly enough, I suspect that this will make the situation worse for the "legitimate" sources of manga since it will drive readers to aggregate sites since it will be "easier" to find titles there.

Last edited by kayue at 6:38 am, Dec 4

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6:22 am, Dec 4 2013
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