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Post #623112

10:33 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 30

This is really funky, at least restore the adresses in simple text. They can't forbid that, it's ridiculous.

I agree with so many people in this thread that I don't even know what to quote... please say something lambchopsil... sad

Last edited by guy12 at 10:45 am, Dec 4

Post #623113 - Reply to (#623098) by zenaku2005
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10:36 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 50

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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...

So true. It's really fishy. And I don't know why only one other site comes to my mind that no one has been able or really tried to stop it even when they're hosting popular copyrighted/licensed series.

Post #623114 - Reply to (#623100) by ughman

10:36 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 164

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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.

I was searching for the right analogy to use but this hits the nail right on the head. In fact I suspect this will further damage the DMCA notice issuers cause because people will start learning even more google keywords and learn about the existence of more manga sites that they never would have otherwise known about.

Post #623115
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11:03 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 318

Uh, this is bad. But if the rest stays as it is, it will be ok for me. We all know how to use a search engine. dead

Only to think about your database and the daily releases will disappear one day makes me mad. eek

Post #623116 - Reply to (#623100) by ughman
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11:05 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 166

Quote from ughman
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.

beautiful comparison cry

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Post #623118

11:28 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 43

I kinda think this will protect the groups actually. Let the aggregators bear the brunt of whatever may come, they're the ones profiteering.

Post #623120
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11:32 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 56

Umm... So I try to read all the replies here, but I stopped at the end of the first page (no offense, but all I see is meaningless talk and complain).

What I get is that all the groups link and IRC are forbidden and limited to just facebook and twitter. So it's alright then if a group have either facebook or twitter and put their site link there. Or maybe some kindhearted people can make a fan page in facebook a kind of manga updates which create notes filled with groups' links.

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Post #623121
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11:34 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 3426


Well this is bullshit.

I agree with whoever said that you should keep the website address there, but not link it. If that makes any difference. I don't see how linking to a website is bad in the first place. The downloads I could understand, but this? Rubbish.
Same old though. Hit the easy targets. Never go for the big guns.


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Post #623123
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11:57 am, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 107

I don't know if I missed anything, but as long as updates are provided, I'm sure we're not entirely that lazy to click a few more buttons to access the updated releases.
But having said that, MU just needs another method to verify legit releases, which I thank you guys for working around this problem for us dedicated lurkers.

But if the updates are no longer provided... That's when I see red. roll eyes roll eyes roll eyes

Post #623124
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12:04 pm, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 425

damn, where are anonymous when you need them?

if there is an option between "to do" and "not to do", I will always choose the latter.

"what kind of crazy, twisted conclusion is that...?" - banana bread no puding
Post #623126 - Reply to (#623121) by tactics

12:05 pm, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 14

Seems like beginning of the MU's demise. How soon it would be before another DMCA's letter will come claiming that it's unlawfull to even mention scanlation group? After that would be notice about mentioning releases itself.

Why MU staff so weak for pressure? The demand to remove link just to the one whole site where infringing links MAY BE posted is already pushing it. The demand to remove all links indisciminately is nothing less than outrageous, because, if nothing other, there's no company which has full copyright to ALL manga mentioned on MU.

Why Google's stance can't be employed? If someone sending them letter about some search engine results, they check, if sender REALLY has the right for mentioned material and if material is really beyond fair use, and only THEN google remove links. With mentioning who was sender and which links (in plain text) was removed.

P.S. Maybe I should start to search another source of information. With current state of things this one may not live long.

Post #623127

12:08 pm, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 9

To be fair, it's not that much harder to get links to scanlators websites so the site still serves it's purpose more or less. Googling the group name is usually enough to get it done, if not adding scans/scanlations to the end will do it for the vast majority of the remainder.

If you go to the scanlators site enough it's just Ctrl+T-address, which might even be faster. Slightly annoyed this happened after I deleted my collection of bookmarks of scanlator websites because it turned out to be mostly useless but oh well.

Post #623128
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12:18 pm, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 58

Wait... what?
Someone told you to remove html links to other sites and you complied?And not just specific sites, but all of them?And you did it?
Are you guys retards?You were not keeping DL links, you were just keeping html links to other sites and that is not law breaking offense.They can only send notice to scanlators since they are official law-breakers.
Also, since you deleted all html links they are "satisfied"?Sounds like you got conned hard.

And what is the point of your site, now that you deleted links to other sites?

Post #623133 - Reply to (#623080) by red255
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12:38 pm, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 555

I completely agree. This site finally got what it wanted and removed group links by making up some lie like they did when they took down DL links. Even if they had a problem they could clearly hire an expensive lawyer to take care of matters but it seems like they don't care about their members anymore.

Post #623134

12:43 pm, Dec 4 2013
Posts: 2

This has just made me remove B-U from my bookmarks list as I won't even bother coming ehre again.

Good fucking bye to this.

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