Japanese have been fighting against piracy for years, starting in 2010 when they announced a very public war against scanlation circles.
Libre Sends C&Ds to Scanlation Circles
Libre has confirmed that it has sent C&D letters to scanlation circles that have been releasing Libre titles without permission.
“Free” Manga, the Coalition, and the Manga Consumer
The legal copyright owners of the uploaded manga have every right to pursue their claims, but the situation is starting to feel like a witch hunt instead of a proper intervention.
Manga Toshokan Follows One Manga, Culls Library
Another online manga provider Manga Toshokan follows One Manga’s suit and voluntarily culls most of its library’s manga scanlations.
One Manga Shuts Down to Avoid Legal Woes
One Manga is one of the first big sites to shut down operations following statements by Japanese publishers and their foreign licensees to fight scanlations.
Japanese Manga Publishers and Foreign Licensees to Fight Scanlations
Japanese manga publishers and their US-based licensees formed a coalition to combat online groups who produce scanlations.