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Illegal To Post Spoilers?
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
Looks like Mama Japan ain't playing no moh.
http://kotaku.com/wait-you-might-get-in-trouble-in-japan-for-leaking-spo-1538542668

Just a few relevant quotes from the article.

Internet spoilers have supposedly hurt the Japanese manga industry, which previously ignored online spoilers.


However, IT Media's report states that "decisive action" will be taken against those who leak manga spoilers online. The industry reportedly won't just take action towards Japanese language spoilers, but English ones as well—anything that spoils or leaks info.


In all seriousness, what are your thoughts if these supposed accusations are true?
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Posted 3/7/14
Well, i hate spoilers to no end, but that might be taking it a little bit too far. Haha.
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30 / M / Atlanta, GA
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Posted 3/7/14
I don't think anyone's a fan of spoilers, but what can you really do to prevent trolls from doing so just to do it. You could threaten action sure, but with as easy as it is to remain anonymous over the internet it'd be pretty difficult to track someone down if they wanted to just post spoilers nonstop for the lulz.
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Posted 3/7/14
"The report on IT Media isn't a hundred percent concrete,"

And this sounds pretty stupid to me lol.
Posted 3/7/14
i don't see the correlation
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Posted 3/7/14
That's just silly
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
I see it as the equivalent someone pulling a dick move by buying themselves and a friend an ice-cream but not you one, when you're a group of three on a day out. Sure it would be quite a prick-ish thing to pull but I wouldn't get them in trouble with the law over it. And before I get a load of goofy replies saying 'Not buying an ice cream isn't like spoiling a manga ugu' I understand that, I'm just saying it's on roughly the same level to me offense-wise.
Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
Leaking spoilers online is easily avoided... Just don't do it lol.
If you're talking to people in real life and someone else overhears, well that's just life.
I say that spoiling things for people online is a crime punishable by death.
Posted 3/7/14
Sometimes I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
That's just ridiculous. Illegal to post spoilers how childish can they be. Its upto the reader or watchers to read spoilers. If they really want to know and can't wait they read it and if they like it they watch or read it properly when it is released if not they stop upto the last episode/chapter they liked and not bother with the rest. If they don't want to be spoiled they won't bother looking for it at all.
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Posted 3/7/14
Well, here's a scenario I found myself in recently:

I wanted to try out a TV show that has a lot of seasons, and is still running. The only episodes that are officially posted online are the last few episodes that have aired. My local library had seasons on DVD in their catalog, so I started watching, but then I found that they didn't own all the seasons. So there was a gap of 2-3 seasons between what I saw from the library, and what was being posted online.

So what was I to do? I didn't want to just start watching the latest episodes, since a lot of water had probably gone under the bridge during those "missing" season. And I while I really liked the show, I wasn't so in love with it that I was willing to pay cash to buy the missing seasons on DVD or digitally. So what did I do? I headed to the show's wiki, and read the episode synopses for all the episodes from the seasons I was skipping. It took a while, but it introduced me to the new characters on the show, and major developments, so I was all caught up before I got to the episodes that were currently coming out.

I can imagine that the Japanese publishers want to avoid my scenario. If they go after sites like wikis and such which post important details about the plot, people would be forced to buy the actual material if they want to find out everything that happens. I can imagine this being a real issue for longer series, since a lot of people who are just discovering titles like Naruto or One Piece, and just started reading the latest chapter in a magazine, are being faced with having to buy and read 50-100 volumes if they want to catch up. And that's a market the publishers don't want to miss out on.
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
Bear in mind that these 'spoilers' can sometimes be more than half the entire manga chapter, and are posted online sometimes weeks BEFORE the magazine containing the chapter comes out, let alone the tankobons..
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/23/14
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Posted 3/7/14
If they were illegal all of Fairy Tail's openings would need to be redone
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Posted 3/7/14
You're going to believe a Kotaku article?
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