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Meep-Scans Closes (And Possibly ShoujoMagic)

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Post #532546
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1:43 am, Feb 12 2009
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Apparently, today, Meep-Scans is closing its doors to the scanlation world. We wish the rest of you well on your endeavors.

In related news, ShoujoMagic, one of the oldest and most esteemed shoujo scanlation groups, will also possibly shut down soon. Visit their site for more details.

Edit: The reason behind the closing of Meep-Scans is the following:
They were sent a Cease and Desist letter from Daiwon, the legal publisher (in Korea) of most/all of their projects.
Reminder: Scanlators DO operate outside copyright laws. No matter how you justify it, scanlations are illegal (even if the series is not licensed in your country)

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2:59 am, Feb 12 2009
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This is probably the worst news I've heard relating to anime/manga ever...

Post #532548
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3:01 am, Feb 12 2009
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Wow, this is ummm sad. Well, hopefully someone comes back and takes their place, but I'm going to miss Meep.

Post #532549
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3:22 am, Feb 12 2009
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Meep is one of my favorite scanlation groups. i hope some of its members still wish to continue scanlating (that would make it easier to pick up some of their series)

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3:25 am, Feb 12 2009
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I so hope that someone pics up Aflame Inferno and Immortal Regis. Those are my favorite manhwa.

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Post #532551
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3:33 am, Feb 12 2009
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Wow, nothing was noted in the last chapter of Regis... it just seems super sudden. sad I really liked meep.

I am sorry for the people who read stuff from ShoujoMagic, and while I didn't care about the group, it is sad to see such a huge group go.

Post #532552 - Reply to (#532551) by Artimidorus

3:54 am, Feb 12 2009
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We're not closing... we're just going to release the last chapter and maybe we'll just continue doing as we are... Some faggy Korean kid decided to report us to the authorities...

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Post #532553 - Reply to (#532551) by Artimidorus

3:55 am, Feb 12 2009
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wow.... I'll be sad if shoujomagic closed down. They have some great stuff up there sad

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Post #532554 - Reply to (#532552) by Naturalrice
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3:58 am, Feb 12 2009
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Stupid kid. ~_~
Glad you guys will still release, maybe make like.. shadow releases or something... release only to RSS, or do like Yuki-sama scans when (I think) she, was still around?
I see zero reasoning behind reporting a group, it isn't like meep is stealing all the business away... too many Korean kids decided to read the English scans to save a dollar or so? Yeesh.

Post #532555 - Reply to (#532554) by Artimidorus
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4:57 am, Feb 12 2009
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Protip: What meep was doing was illegal. Meep got shut down. Life goes on.

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5:31 am, Feb 12 2009
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Well i heard meep-scans got a C&D from Diawon the korean publishing company that asked them to shut down. man this bad...i like the series done by koraen manhwa(translated) will be in malaysia ever....

Post #532557
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6:15 am, Feb 12 2009
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It's sad, but each scanlated chapter is a stab to its original publisher and author. So, it's normal for old groups to close down.
I'm just glad, that nobody takes more offensive methods smile

I've been on forums that closed down before. It's heartbreaking, but noth lifethreatening smile .

Post #532558 - Reply to (#532555) by be0wulf

6:56 am, Feb 12 2009
Posts: 3 whos cares if itz illegal..i sure as hell dont... anywayz those companys takes years to tranlste ...who is ganna w8 so long?? but good thing meep is hopefully contuning
dont really care abt the shoujo but sad for it as well

Post #532559 - Reply to (#532554) by Artimidorus

7:01 am, Feb 12 2009
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Artimidorus...RSS? wats that?? i donno T-T tell mee plz...
will the realeases appear on mangatraders?
and Naturalrice ya guys ganna make another site or do like RSS (watever that is)??

Post #532560

7:07 am, Feb 12 2009
Posts: 9

Wow...That's a shame. Meep-scans is one of my favorite scanlation groups.

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