Reply to post: Re: No diminshed sales

Volunteer-run pirate Manga website attacked, loses hashed passwords, has ‘nobody’ to fix the mess

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Re: No diminshed sales

The "diminished sales" argument gets hashed out regularly by translators and fans, no true answer I think.

I'm registered on Mangadex as a reader but I also translate and contribute 'scanlated' manga to the site. A lot of the other manga aggregator sites out there survive by scraping and reformatting content from Mangadex since it supports a thriving translation community which posts their work on the site almost exclusively.

The series I choose to translate tend to be oddball mangas which are very unlikely to get commercial release in the West. This salves my conscience a little but I'm totally aware what I'm doing is copyright theft.

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