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MANGA Plus Invites Users to Confess Piracy & Name Most-Used Pirate Sites * TorrentFreak

Pirate GirlFor many years Japanese manga companies had a tendency to ignore the majority of overseas markets, despite the potential for lucrative trade.

However, powered by a global Internet and passionate fans with translation abilities, scanned copies of manga titles first trickled and then flooded into the West, creating a massive market and future demand for this Japanese cultural product where none previously existed.

Manga pirates often take credit for what amounted to a highly successful unpaid marketing project but having seen the potential, manga publishers understandably want this market for themselves. In more recent years, great strides have been made toward giving manga fans outside Japan improved legal options but pirate sites still exist and publishers now want them gone.

Legal Action by Publisher Shueisha

Ever since an investigation was revealed into the former operator of manga piracy giant Mangamura, publisher Shueisha has been closely connected to an increasing number of…

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