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    GewoonGijs is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default How legal are scanlations?

    this is a small question about law for my own personal interesse.

    "Is it legal in CHINA to scan,translate and put manga online?"

    Do you know the answer or have an opinion about this please let me know!

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    Depends if its licensed, but short answer, probably not legal.

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    it depends on the country, too...

    But as soon as the manga has not been bought by a publisher for your country, there shouldn't be any problem

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    GewoonGijs is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    does anybody know for sure? licensed or not?

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    GewoonGijs is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by shautieh View Post
    it depends on the country, too...

    But as soon as the manga has not been bought by a publisher for your country, there shouldn't be any problem
    what if i told you thats not true in china. chinese intellectual property law says you cant. do people know this and ignore it or are they just unawhere?

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    Please do not double post. if you have something else to add. just use the Edit button in the bottom right of your post.

    and also as shautieh has mentioned. it really depends on your country.
    if that law in china says you can't then it's illegal in china but other countries have different laws so it doesn't really apply to them. thats why I'm happy that its not illegal here. that is until it gets licensed ^^

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    SatyrHellcaller is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    In the USA, unless you personally bought license privlages it is illegal.

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    illegal it is then. who cares anyway.
    u still download right? so what's this thread for?...
    wonder how long should i wait for the english series if there isnt any scanlated lol
    a new game which going to break tghe ice http://goallineblitz.com/game/signup.pl?ref=215690

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    Isn't China known as the largest distributor of purchasable bootleg, imitation, or even stolen goods in the entire world?

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    Doesn't international copyright law make it illegal everywhere?

 

 
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