Understanding the outrage against illegal translators, the other side of the coin; why authors take action and where do we go from here?

YD have been one of the more vocal authors against them and so when Lezhin apologized last week for their harsh exchange and actions with fans, I have been following YD's tweets as well. But I was distracted by my website going haywire on me after a server upgrade so I wasn't able to really follow what's going on. Regardless, the more I look into the…

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Another author joins the bandwagon in dissing their fans over illegal sites. Childish or justified?

Well, this one made its way to my social media. As the issue regarding illegal uploads heat up, that first sparked with lezhin's official apology last week (see story here), social media just can't let go of this train wreck. Another author disses free readers in social media. Not as harsh as YD, though. Although this author's sass is a bit milder than some of the…

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Author continues battle against illegal uploads; hits fans and threatens to sue translation group as war on piracy rages

YD continues twitter tirade even after Lezhin apologized last week for engaging fans in less than savory manners regarding issues of piracy and illegal upload. Turns out that they're seriously considering taking legal actions. Not only that but they continue to battle it out with fans on social media. Screenshots from YD's twitter. In one tweet, the author compares reading illegally to killing/murdering an author and…

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Lezhin to plan limiting screenshots in their apps as issues on piracy and illegal uploads heat up.

The saga over illegal sites and piracy continues as more updates following Lezhin's apology last Wednesday May 12th, 2021. In a reply to user jiwahsmiles, Lezhin reveals plan to incorporate a way to limit screenshots in their apps though there have been no details as to how this would be implemented yet. It is possible that this will be like how Netflix does it wherein a…

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War on Piracy and what this could mean for the comic industry; non-profit sites, translators safe? Is there a solution?

Disclaimer: the author and this site does not advocate piracy. This article is made to create a discourse on the fight against copyright infringement and a possible solution. There was a news article that outline the silent war against manga and webtoon piracy circulating since late 2020. Turns out that some sites are already closed down, a result of ongoing efforts since 2018 to stem the…

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Lezhin to plan limiting screenshots in their apps as issues on piracy and illegal uploads heat up.

The saga over illegal sites and piracy continues as more updates following Lezhin's apology last Wednesday May 12th, 2021. In a reply to user jiwahsmiles, Lezhin reveals plan to incorporate a way to limit screenshots in their apps though there have been no details as to how this would be implemented yet. It is possible that this will be like how Netflix does it wherein a…

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Lezhin apologizes for unprofessional tweets in war against piracy and illegal uploads; legal viewers caught in the cross-fires

After posting a series of tweets regarding illegal uploaders, Lezhin has posted an official apology for their unprofessional tweets. There was also a tweet from them announcing that some of their popular comics will go on hiatus indefinitely but I couldn't find it in their page anymore. Most likely the backlash have caused them to backtrack on their statements and offered an apology instead. While I…

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How fansubs helped popularize anime and why piracy is here to stay- what Korea can learn from Japan and the Game industry

There are a lot of discussion lately about how Korea is joining the fight against webtoon piracy. And how this silent war is being waged against fan sites for a while. Soranews24 put it succinctly when it said: Nevertheless, stopping piracy completely is an exercise in futility, which is probably why the M.A.G. (Manga-Anime Guardians) Project is aimed more at changing hearts and minds than using…

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