July 6, 2022

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Manga Bank Goes Offline After Shueisha Resorts To Google

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Manga Financial institution Goes Offline After Shueisha Resorts To Google

Manga Financial institution Goes Offline After Shueisha Resorts To Google

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Japanese net portal Gigazine and earlier this week Torrent Freak reported that Shueisha is on the transfer to take down the large community of pirate websites.

Shueisha filed an utility at a courtroom within the US in search of assist from Google and Hurricane Electrical to determine alleged copyright infringers.

In accordance with Torrent Freak, it seems that Shueisha’s targets are a variety of ‘pirate web sites’ (ssl.axax.cloud, ssl.advx.cloud, ssl.akkx.web, ssl.sdox.cc, ssl.standardcdn.web, ssl.lsh.buzz, ssl.appx.buzz, ssl.asiax.cloud, ssl.appsx.cloud) from the place an “intensive quantity” of its copyrighted works are being distributed with out permission.

With assist of those URLs they obtained a lead pointing to Mangabank.org – which seems to function as a search/indexing web site.

The Mangabank web site is presently offline, with a message saying that it’s closed on account of “server upkeep prices.”

In accordance with market knowledge analyzer Similarweb, greater than 81 million folks entry Mangabank month-to-month, making it the forty fourth hottest web site in Japan.

Earlier than submitting the request the writer tried to acquire details about the websites’ operators from Cloudflare utilizing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act(DMCA)subpoena. Nonetheless, the knowledge they obtained again wasn’t helpful in figuring out the pirates.

Some IP addresses lead again to China, however it’s not potential to ask for IP addresses in China in relation to copyright infringement. Leaving Shueisha caught in a little bit of a bind.

Earlier this yr, Twitter had locked quite a few accounts and deleted uploaded photographs in response to copyright claims allegedly beneath the identify of Shueisha.

Nonetheless, Shueisha informed ANN that the copyright takedowns weren’t from Shueisha, however from a 3rd get together utilizing the corporate’s identify with out permission.

In addition they issued a press release on its MANGA Plus web site on Thursday, saying that it has been “falsely misrepresented by a person” sending in copyright claims, and is presently investigating with social media platforms to resolve on a plan of action.

Supply: Torrent Freak, ANN

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