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    Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    New site from a coalition of publishing companies of manga and anime launched with support from western english backers (Viz, Kodansha, Crunchyroll, Hulu) to educate and raise awareness of legal alternatives to piracy.

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    Regrettably, according to a report of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, a huge number of Manga and Anime fans, over 50% of them in U.S. and 12% in Japan, are watching or reading pirated works.

    The estimated cost of damage from online piracy is as much as JPY 2 trillion (approximately US$ 20 billion).

    Beside, a report of Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan indicates that in major cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing) the damage cost to Japanese contents is JPY 560 billion (approximately US$ 5.6 billion) per year.

    In the ranking by an information distribution survey site, for example, a popular piracy site is ranked 156th in Japan and 1391th in the world, which is similar rank with major listed companies on a stock firm in Japan.

    Another example of showing you the serious situation of piracy is the number of illegal downloads of a popular Manga series from the piracy site: 41,363DLs for volume 67, 39,623DLs for volume 68, and 31,924DLs for volume 69.

    Piracy offending in Anime has been also serious. Pirated video of a popular feature-length Anime has over 12 million views on a well-known video hosting site, which should have brought in a lot of illicit profits to the “pirate” from advertisement space.

    Up until a decade ago, some “pirates” used to illegally upload the latest Manga/Anime just because they wanted to get attention online. Others loved Manga and Anime so much that they translated scripts and captioned on the screen for their own satisfaction. But, it is not like that anymore; now it is all about money in most cases.

    In these days, “pirates” are getting advertisement revenue, kick-bucks from cyberlockers, affiliations with E-commerce sites, or selling Apps. They are exploiting Manga and Anime just for the sake of money.

    Manga publishers and Anime companies had worked hard to deal with piracy on their own, but they were getting nowhere. They deleted illegally uploaded works one after another, but “pirates” keep re-uploading works, and setting up new piracy sites…

    Now is the time when everyone gets together to overcome this difficulty.
    That is the reason why the Manga-Anime Guardians Project was born. This project is designed to thank “You,” who love Manga/Anime and are willing to show respect to people who are making the wonderful world of Manga/Anime.
    Act now for the “bright future of Manga-Anime !”

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Keep on stop piracy.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    How nostalgic. I'm sure they'll finally stop interweb piracy this time. Glad to see the entertainment industry is still tilting at windmills.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Nice, didn't know about some of those titles they have on there.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    The campaign is to make the fans aware, but people who know pirate sources already know the original source. It's complicated.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Leoat12 View Post
    The campaign is to make the fans aware, but people who know pirate sources already know the original source. It's complicated.
    You'd think so, but it's really depressing how many people think scanlators actually write the series themselves.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    New site from a coalition of publishing companies of manga and anime launched with support from western english backers (Viz, Kodansha, Crunchyroll, Hulu) to educate and raise awareness of legal alternatives to piracy.

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    Is that the site? They want to stop piracy with this? Lol. All they're doing is linking to already existing offers by Crunchyroll or Viz in English {which only concerns a few English speaking countries leaving out countries like France, Spain, Germany etc} and in Japanese this only offers the preview of the latest/last volume of the series of a few pages...
    In and out of itself the idea is good but seriously lacking. Something like Crunchyroll does with the latest chapter available for free but having to pay for past volumes would have been a lot better.
    <a href=http://www.imagebam.com/image/a1e9db311491323 target=_blank rel=nofollow><img src=http://thumbnails112.imagebam.com/31150/a1e9db311491323.jpg border=0 alt= /></a>

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Quote Originally Posted by jagman1x3 View Post
    You'd think so, but it's really depressing how many people think scanlators actually write the series themselves.
    I really hope they will at least put a stop to the right people and shut down the profit driven aggregator sites like mangareader/mangapanda, mangafox etc. and the profit driven scanlation groups like mangastream.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    MAG Project video:

    ...thank you!

    Site list (page 11) & other informations: http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/mono_in...les/140414.pdf
    Batoto and Nyaa are in the list

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Didnt realize some of those sites were pulling in that many, especially MS with how little offerings they are.

    I thought the filehost page was interesting, though content providers already routinely screen those.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Quote Originally Posted by SharkBait View Post
    Didnt realize some of those sites were pulling in that many, especially MS with how little offerings they are.

    I thought the filehost page was interesting, though content providers already routinely screen those.
    The people of MS are real criminals given their history of hostile takeovers of other scanlation groups.
    Look at their estimated traffic net worth.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Quote Originally Posted by lolman View Post
    MAG Project video:

    Site list (page 11) & other informations: http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/mono_in...les/140414.pdf
    Batoto and Nyaa are in the list
    Wow, that document looks to be pretty interesting... It's a shame it's not in English. I wonder if someone would scanlate it...?
    That huge Hiroyuki Takei fan, who's has been around for a long, long time....

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    How do you pull a hostile take over of other scanlation groups? I know they are not saints but that sounds kinda weird.

    Anyways, I doubt they will be succesful here. There is money to be made so shutting down sites will simply result in them being replaced with others. It is a shame, but not in the least surprising, that every single online manga reader I use is in the list there.

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    Re: Manga-Anime Guardians Launched To Thwart Piracy

    Quote Originally Posted by kkck View Post
    How do you pull a hostile take over of other scanlation groups? I know they are not saints but that sounds kinda weird.

    Anyways, I doubt they will be succesful here. There is money to be made so shutting down sites will simply result in them being replaced with others. It is a shame, but not in the least surprising, that every single online manga reader I use is in the list there.
    I'm pretty sure that was just hyperbole, since I know a bunch of MS members personally and have no idea what he's talking about.

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    This month the the Japanese government is shutting down manga illegal manga sites seems like early scanlation for jump is going to stop and viz shonen jump website is going to be the only option now.

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