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Posted 7/25/10
I was shocked and broken hearted at the notice that onemanga was shutting down, but when i read the information that dictates why they are shutting down scanlation sites i realized something. Though this is my opinion and i have no evidence other than what it says in the articles i believe the manga industry isn't doing this mainly because of the translation of the stories but because these websites have advertisements on them. Having the advertisements give the scanlation sites profit (or atleast so i've heard) and make it something of a business. I think the manga industry feels that the fact other people are making money off of their products is the problem and not the scanlations themselves. Honestly if you were using naruto,bleach,etc. to make money would you want other people to make make money off it for far less effort than you have put in. I think there is still hope for scanlations if we can all help encourage sites to remove advertisements and other money making methods, to make scanlating less of a business and more of a non-profit thing.
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