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Russia’s Manga Pirates Face Publisher’s Lawsuit & Increasing State Censorship * TorrentFreak


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After failing to take action following complaints from a new manga platform established in Russia by South Korea, manga piracy site ReManga will reportedly face legal action. With around 18 million visits each month, ReManga is certainly popular, but copyright lawsuits aren’t the only threat. Rising state censorship means that illegal and legal platforms alike face potential ISP blocking.

remangaSigned by some of Russia’s most powerful tech and entertainment companies in 2018, a Memorandum of Cooperation saw the creation of a centralized database of pirated content.

Internet companies agreed to query the database every few minutes and then remove corresponding content from their indexes. Those who benefited from the system declared it a success but not all types of content enjoyed protection. Book publishers and music companies were excluded from the memorandum and despite repeated calls for equivalent protection, they were left outside in…

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