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RIP Mangastream, Mangarock and JB

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Bardon

Kinda happened outta nowhere: 

https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/ecr581/mangastream_appears_to_be_dead/

 

And soon to follow are Mangarock with their whole project of supposedly going legit:

 

Hi everyone,



As you may have known, our team is working hard on a new digital comics platform that lets you enjoy comics & officially support the creators & publishers that you love. Once it’s launched in the near future, you will not be able to read content anymore on mangarock.com.

MR Comics Membership still works normally & it will be carried over to the new platform. Your reading data (such as Favorites & Recent) will also be migrated over to the new platform. We will have more details once it’s available.

However, please expect that more titles will be removed from this site as we comply with all content takedown requests in the upcoming periods.

Thank you for supporting us,

The Manga Rock team

 

https://mrcomics.com/

 

Same with JB: https://jaiminisbox.com/blog/2019/12/19/a-new-era/

 

 

Guess now for your weekly manga fix, folks'll have to rely on more official sources like Viz and Mangaplus.....where the quality is ironically below par to say the least. (Zolo  >.>)

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Bardon
16 hours ago, Hebiwoku said:

> Not using Mangadex in 2019.

Mangadex sadly doesn't keep WSJ stuff in english though. 😐  (which is what most folks went after in Mangastream)

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sniper23
On 12/24/2019 at 7:09 PM, Bardon said:

Mangadex sadly doesn't keep WSJ stuff in english though. 😐  (which is what most folks went after in Mangastream)

It seems keeping WSJ stuff is same as keeping C4 in your hands. You never know when you get bombarded by copyright strikes and DMCA.

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badguys
8 hours ago, Bardon said:

First off, here's an Archive: http://archive.md/EQEhS

Second thing I noticed, is that the claim seems to be from an Texas-based company called "Remove Your Media, LLC" that's operating out of the city of Plano.

Sounds like just listing Boruto (not hosting anything, just linking) was enough to send copyright trolls on their tail.  Then again, legal trolls make up the entirety of east Texas.

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badguys

Just looked up the address that the claimant provided, for kicks.

I don't know about you, but I never heard of a law firm that serves up chicken, less one named "Farmbyrd".

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You thought that was odd?  I look up the actual contact address for the law firm, according to the subpoena....

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Only to be lead to a postage supply store in Denton, Texas.

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Something's fishy about that law firm...

 

EDIT: Found their law firm's building.  It seems to be in the Denton Opera House.

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Whether they're open or perpetually closed will determine if that law firm's active.  Any Texans here up for a look?

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Bardon

Yeah, just confirmed that it was definitely the official translation for Boruto that got em under fire. Their original host caved in to legal pressure and this being the reason for them to migrate in the first place. They're back now, but currently using .cc instead of .org in their domain.

 

https://mangadex.cc/thread/200708

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badguys
35 minutes ago, Bardon said:

Yeah, just confirmed that it was definitely the official translation for Boruto that got em under fire. Their original host caved in to legal pressure and this being the reason for them to migrate in the first place. They're back now, but currently using .cc instead of .org in their domain.

For sure, but let's not forget that this seems to be part of Viz Media's "modus operandi".

I recall reading about one guy (AstroNerdBoy on Disqus) making a review of some DVD Viz sent out to him on his blog as part of a promo Viz Media ran, but then his blog became the target of a copyright troll that Viz Media soon unleashed after he posted that review blogger post.  Google would take his blog down, as is standard procedure with DMCAs.  He's hated Viz Media ever since.

 

Viz Media, from a litigation point of view a lot like Prenda Law, but with promotions and hired outside litigators instead of torrents or money laundering.  Makes me wonder how Viz (or the trolls that they hire) didn't get hit for frivolous lawsuits by California's government yet?

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For those not aware, Viz Media's based out of San-Fransisco and California's government has laws against a practice known as "vexatious litigation" where more than two (the "magic number" seems to be 12) similar frivolous suits (all with "pro se" defendants) have to be filed before the person can be punished for being a vexatious litigant.

The only exception is if other courts judged a person to be a vexatious litigant already before California declares such.

The declaration of "vexatious litigant" has actual punishments in Californian law that only have been evoked against employees of Prenda Law thus far.

 

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