Why do manga publishers and anime studios keep allowing the illegal...

Jack Fisher
Jack Fisher

Why do manga publishers and anime studios keep allowing the illegal distribution of their products through the internet? I thought they had the right to protect their intellectual property.

David Gomez
David Gomez

Because they get more sales this way.

Wyatt Butler
Wyatt Butler

It's the grand plan of japan to manipulate baka gaijin with their culture. Geopolitical influence strat├ęgie.
And who's gonna stop it anyway? You can't even stop american to watch GoT illegally on the internet.

Elijah Kelly
Elijah Kelly

muh piracy
eat shit OP.

Brandon Perry
Brandon Perry

I literally just fapped to that. Nice stuff, creepy best girl.

Adrian Morales
Adrian Morales

Because literally everyone in the industry started from doujin scene.

Logan Miller
Logan Miller

can't defend your right if it's on America's internet, LOL.

Jackson Morales
Jackson Morales

Cultural Invasion just like America is doing with their entertainment media.

Eli Perez
Eli Perez

They tend to only care about it in Japan.

Charles Myers
Charles Myers

I bet you would throw us all in chains if you had the chance.

Ryder Roberts
Ryder Roberts

Even Hollywood didn't know how to deal with piracy. What do you expect from Japan publisher?

Jacob Jenkins
Jacob Jenkins

Everytime I illegally consume a piece of Japanese media I donate whatever I think it was worth to the relief effort for the latest natural disaster God sent their way.

Nathaniel Smith
Nathaniel Smith

WE ARE ANONYMOUS
WE ARE LEGION

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Isaac Powell
Isaac Powell

But they do from time to time catch source distributors.

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez

I thought they had the right to protect their intellectual property.
They do, they just don't have the capacity or ability to do it effectively.

Jackson Perez
Jackson Perez

sauce? I think creepy girls are cute

Adrian Cook
Adrian Cook

fan group translates a visual novel or manga making it popular and creating a fanbase
american company pays for the publishing license and uses that translation to cash from all the fans, without having to worry about risk of being unsuccessful

Jose Cruz
Jose Cruz

They don't bother in western countries because they barely sell anything to the west besides merch and it's easier to let it slide and have more weebs willing to buy 10k yen figures from your show

Gabriel Rogers
Gabriel Rogers

Y'know, I realize some forms of piracy like IRC distro and torrents are probably too much trouble to fuck with

But there are a lot of streaming/manga hosting websites that are just... sitting there. Showing that shit out in the open for everyone to see, with little to no effort to conceal the fact that someone's getting sweet ad money off that shit.

I mean, look at Mangastream. They what are inarguably the popular manga coming out. Does Shueisha or Viz just not think it'd be worth the money?

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor

They do, but they can only do it in japan and japanese webservers, same with america. As Japan barely cars what goes on overseas, they don't try to cooperate with american and other nations to take down piracy.

Also, they started a lot sooner than america to realize piracy can't be beaten and the future is about open content, more and more publishers distribute their stuff for free.

Angel Williams
Angel Williams

That's not the question in OP
Viz and Yen Press are not studios they are licensed resellers for the west
And yes, both of them do take down their dubs and Translations from sites and press charges on people all the time

Sebastian Garcia
Sebastian Garcia

All those translations are on English/Portuguese/Spanish/Frech/Italian
Do you think that people in America or Europe buys The original manga in japanese?
They don't give a fuck about the other countries.

Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes

How do you watch freely available television illegally?

Jordan Myers
Jordan Myers

hurr hurr I have no moral obligation hurr

Henry Green
Henry Green

How can one post be so ignorant?

Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor

Because they're not dicks.
Anyone in the industry can tell them that it would cost far more to pursue these cases than they could ever hope to receive in increased sales; that's self-evidently the case in markets where licensed translations aren't even sold.
Defending their intellectual property rights overseas would cost a lot of money and accomplish literally nothing beyond pissing off potential fans.

Parker Hall
Parker Hall

If they dare to touch the doujin scene in Japan, they'd kill themselves.

Daniel Russell
Daniel Russell

exposure, think of it as advertising.

Nicholas Campbell
Nicholas Campbell

They are unable to. And I even wonder if it is possible. In some sense, manga becomes the thing that you can't live without, like air and water. People all want it regardless whether they can afford or not.

Nathan Garcia
Nathan Garcia

Goddamn it, instaboner.
Can you link the full image, please?

Jaxon Barnes
Jaxon Barnes

Protip: Japan has a more severe copyright law and enforcement than the US.

The big exception are doujins. They wouldn't fight them because they'd lose all their fans. Although sometimes they do.

They're powerless against western piracy, just like the US used to be powerless against non-US piracy of US movies.

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