Stay Logged In?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 25
  Print  
Author Topic: Manga Take Down Request(s) Recieved  (Read 64144 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Frequent Contributor
*
Posts: 2459
Offline Offline
« on: Jan 08, 08, 01:19:32 pm »

EDIT: On Wednesday January 9th, Approximately 48 hours after receiving a request to remove files licensed to Digitam Manga Publishing, Mangatraders.com received an official takedown request from Tokyopop Inc.  The list of series we've been asked to remove is approximately 4 pages long and it was not sent in a format conducive to copying so I can't post them all here.  Check this list to get an idea of what is probably going to have to be taken down.  From analyzing the list we can tell it was definitely created on or around January 6th, 2008.


This is a Link! --->Do Not Upload These Series <--- This is a Link!

Tokyopop List 230 Titles
A list of the series we were asked to remove by Tokyopop can be found here. 
This is a Link! --->Tokyopop Removal Requests <--- This is a Link!



On Monday January 7th, Mangatraders received an email from the General Manager I.T. & Business Management of Digital Manga Publishing.

Requesting that we remove any links to files relating to the following series.  Unfortunately a (crappy) court decision also set a precedent that prevents us from linking to any alternative locations specifically for the purpose of downloading these files, but know that I would if I could because I care about you people that much. 

In any case the following series have been taken down.
DMP List
Akuma no Himitsu
Alcohol Shirt and Kiss
Ano Kado Wo Magatta Tokoro
Berserk
Black Sun
Bokudake no Ousama
BondZ
Cafe Kichijoji
Desire
Enchanter
Family Complex
G Senjou no Neko
Gorgeous Carat
Harem de Hitori
Hellsing
Hero Heel
Ikoku Irokoi Romantan
Junk Boy
Koi wa Istumo Arashi no You ni
Little Butterfly
Lost Boys
Loveholic
Only the Ring Finger Knows
Our Kingdom
Passion
Pathos
Princess Princess
Secret Diplomacy
Sensitive Pornograph
Sky Over My Spectacles
Spell
Tenka Muso
The Day of Revolution
The Ring
Toumei Shounen
Trigun
Trigun Maximum
Trouble Double Face
Waru
White Brand
Worst
Yellow
« Last Edit: Mar 24, 12, 05:15:44 pm by Yukimura » Logged

*
Posts: 69
Online Online
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 08, 01:48:50 pm »

thats one long list,
Logged
*
Posts: 219
Offline Offline
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 08, 01:54:19 pm »

shoot... was wanting to get into the ones on the top of the list... if this goes on... some of us might resort to doing things the real illegal way or something... (like P2P or something, legal to a point that it's peer to peer... idk.) like selling it online... wtv...

anyways, that's only for america right? or did I read it wrong or something.....
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 08, 03:52:40 pm by divinewind » Logged

You should get this if your sig is too big
*
Posts: 4
Offline Offline
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 08, 02:23:51 pm »

NOOOOooooo!!! Not Loveholic! Why do I have to live in stupid America!?
Logged

"Good thing that wasn't a knife."
*
Posts: 4
Offline Offline
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 08, 02:26:28 pm »

Heh, Digital Manga Publishing seems to want to get my $15.10 for each Berserk volume no matter what.

Suppose it makes sense that they're the ones to strike first, seeing how they charge most (in my experience) for individual volumes of manga.
Logged
Apprentice Uploader
*
Posts: 19
Offline Offline
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 08, 02:56:41 pm »

Trigun
Trigun Maximum
Hellsing
Berserk

wtf...


BERSERK!!! wtf




Btw, why cant you just have the pages of them left (without download links) so ppl easily can see which groups thats scanlating the series?.
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 08, 03:15:52 pm by Exylex » Logged

Adscititious Sesquipedalian
*
Posts: 1173
Offline Offline
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 08, 02:59:11 pm »

That will encourage people to keep uploading the series..
Logged
Frequent Contributor
*
Posts: 2459
Offline Offline
« Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 08, 03:01:38 pm »

It's much easier for us to remove whole series than to take all the files out of a series and leave it active.  Maybe we'll implement a different approach latter but at the moment that's what we've done.
Logged

Journeyman Uploader
*
Posts: 5
Offline Offline
« Reply #8 on: Jan 08, 08, 03:37:42 pm »

Anyway making us take down these files down for non-American users is probably outside the jurisdiction of this company so we will see what we can do to maybe provide links only to non American ips.
That's a good idea  Tongue
Logged
*
Posts: 17
Offline Offline
« Reply #9 on: Jan 08, 08, 03:49:56 pm »

I dont read any of those titles, that having been said I think it is a rotten decision, by a rotten group of people. sites like manga traders ecourage (at least me) people to spend money on volumes of manga and manga swag. There are so many series I would never know about except through the ability to download for free and what gets translated I often buy, on top of what I read online I often spend 50$ a month on manga. Not really a great deal in the big scheme but even if it was just 20$ a month average spread out over the whole readership of manga traders that is a huge boost to the industry. Anyway thanks for hosting so much manga for us to read.
Logged
*
Posts: 1
Offline Offline
« Reply #10 on: Jan 08, 08, 04:03:01 pm »

im seriosly hacked off about berserk, this was the only place i could find it, o well luckly i dont live in america but i do feel sorry for americans.
Logged
*
Posts: 12
Offline Offline
« Reply #11 on: Jan 08, 08, 04:11:39 pm »

The idiots who made that decision probably don't care about Manga being sold or not.

I've heard that soon you cant even have mp3 files of CDs you officially bought, so byebye Ipod. In america that is.
Or has their music industry stopped pressing for that law?

Yukimura, do you have any info on what law this is being done. I'd like to read up on it and have myself a good laugh at the stupidity of the US governement.
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 08, 04:13:51 pm by Bisshop » Logged
*
Posts: 3
Offline Offline
« Reply #12 on: Jan 08, 08, 04:15:06 pm »

Damn America with that stupid law that's make you law suit every one for anything.

Do you mean America (USA)? or does it include Canada as well?
Logged

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of men.- Frederich Nietzche
Apprentice Uploader
*
Posts: 9
Offline Offline
« Reply #13 on: Jan 08, 08, 04:17:38 pm »

Damn. Why God Why?
Well that was a bit xtreme reaction, but i do feel sorry for all who wont be able t get their manga here(including me).

@Skullz:
You can get berserk latest scans at http://www.evil-genius.us/?cat=3
Logged
Frequent Contributor
*
Posts: 2459
Offline Offline
« Reply #14 on: Jan 08, 08, 04:42:19 pm »

I meant USA.  However in conversing with the person who sent the e-mail it appears that their company holds the license to the English language version of all of these titles, and so we're not allowed to host them even for non-Americans.  I don't really understand how a translation can be licensed, but if you can get insurance on breast implants I guess you can do just about anything.  The implications of this in English speaking places like the UK or Australia are unknown to me at this time, if any of you have bought Hellsing, Trigun, or Berserk volumes in either of those countries I'd love to know the name of the publishing company.

As to the law this pertains to Bisshop it is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (AKA the criminalize any use of the internet that might result in a loss of money for businesses Act) of 1998.  This site offers some basic details about situations similar to ours.

The gist of it is, you can't offer copyrighted material online, but if you are asked to take it down and you comply you can't be held liable (aka you can't be sued or go to jail or anything).  Also don't be so quick to blame everything on America, it isn't America's copyright enforcement laws that are the root of the problem it's the international copyright laws themselves.  If a guy in Japan makes a manga to sell and copyrights it international law dictates that all countries who've signed the treaty honor his copyright and prosecute anyone who is violating it, that's something many, many, countries agree in, it's just that American Companies tend to be the ones that call for the enforcement of these laws the most vocally.
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 08, 08:26:58 pm by Yukimura » Logged

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 25
  Print  
 
Jump to: