ok so, I used to go to a lot of different sites to download free manga, but now I pretty much only go here and MangaTraders to download. so i've been browsing some other sites lately to check them out, and i've noticed that one site, Mangadownload.net, have required people to pay (or donate as they claim) to download the licensed mangas on their site....The licensed mangas are in the "Private Section" and apparently their reasoning for doing this is that they need help to pay the server fees. So i was like, hmm ok that sounds reasonable. so i was wondering how much they need for server costs and on the front page they listed their donation goal as "$1138.00" Wow does the server cost that much?? On MangaTraders, the donation goal is only set as "$500", and they have wayyy more manga....and they don't force donations on anyone.....furthermore, Mangadownload.net has got a couple of advertisements on their site which should get them some money.
so it seems like they just wanna rip off people by making them pay for fan-translated manga, which is illegal. and they are just covering this up by claiming those are "licensed manga," and that they need to "pay for server fees"...
what do you guys think??