This is pretty much the case with MAJOR publishers like:
What’s the beef?
As pointed out by Torrent Freak:
“Manga publishing giants Shogakukan, Shueisha, Kadokawa and Kodansha have a new batch of pirate sites in their collective crosshairs. In one action they have asked a US court to help them obtain the identities of several ‘pirate’ operators pulling in a few million visits per month. In another, just two domains are pulling in a staggering 290 million visits per month.”
290 million visitors a month combined
This case (similar cases) has been going on throughout the year.
This just happens to be the next episode of
With 2 pirate sites in particular raking in that many visitors combined, they’re in the crosshairs of big
What’s especially important this time though is WHO the pirate site owners are.
Pirate sites Manga1000 and Manga1001
As pointed out by Similarweb, both sites have over 100M visitors per month. With
They’re big targets on the list for good reason.
8 more pirate sites, some of which are in the low millions like cc-comic.com are also on the list of Shueisha in particular.
The domino effect
The plan is to:
- Find the pirate site owners and those who operate it.
- Take them to court.
- And have everything collapse from there.
When you take out the ones in control, everything else falls like dominoes. And that’s why they’re pushing so hard to find them.
Will it work? And will it lead to a better outcome for
Let’s see how it all plays out.