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The pirate website manga.com is doing an impressive thing and abiding by publishers wishes by removing all scanned material from it’s website.  They’ve posted a notice stating:

this is the last week of manga reading on One Manga (!!). Manga publishers have recently changed their stance on manga scanlations and made it clear that they no longer approve of it. We have decided to abide by their wishes, and remove all manga content (regardless of licensing status) from the site. The removal of content will happen gradually (so you can at least finish some of the outstanding reading you have), but we expect all content to be gone by early next week (RIP OM July 2010).

The website had an estimated 4.2 million unique visitors per month and a mammoth 1.1 billion page views per month.  Recently a multi-national coalition formed to combat the rampant illegal sharing of comic books online.

This crack down also comes when Manga sales have cooled.

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  • The thing with one Manga is that they have Manga that you can’nt get in the States and you are also able to read Manga like Naruto the day it comes out. There is’nt a source here that allows you to do that, I would pay for the Manga if I could walk into a comic book store and buy it the day it came out but you can’t. So I think this is BS, until someone can give me a way to stay up to date with my favorite manga then they will not get my money. Oh and I’m not going to wait a year till the anime catches up either! BS!