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I'm going to preface this with a note that I've just looked a little into rabb.it's model, so my understanding will be imperfect. However, it looks like it's built around a particular interpretation of the laws that allows for a certain amount of wiggle room. First off, it is definitely legal for you to get a few friends to come over to your house and join ...


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Based upon what I have seen browsing the website, the short answer is that Rabbit is not allowed to do it. I suspect that they are trying to get away with it for the same reasons YouTube gets away with hosting infringing content: Internet service providers, such as webhosts, are protected by D.M.C.A. safe harbor provisions codified into U.S.C. Title 17 §...


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An alternative to the local library would be the local corporate bookstore. I've seen kids and teenagers sit around the coffee shop if there is seating, right in front of the shelves if there is not, reading the volumes. The smaller stores won't let you do this, but I think the bigger ones have a PR reason for letting you do this. I'd imagine the reason ...


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The Bleach manga is being published in Weekly Shōnen Jump, which belongs to Shueisha Inc. - a major Japanese publisher. In the case of MangaFox, Shueisha requested the removal of Bleach, Naruto and One Piece from the site (you can read more here), so I would assume something similar had happened to it as well. For the reference, the holder of the rights to ...


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I typically look up this information on Anime News Network's encyclopedia. They tend to have licensing information pretty well covered. They pay attention to the announcements made by the major licensing organizations and typically write brief news pieces for each release, and more data about the licensing is added to the encyclopedia entry as it becomes ...


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Some of it may depend on the region/country which the original translation was created and where the second company's region is. In the U.S., translations are derivative works, which are copyrighted separately themselves but cannot be produced without the consent of the original work's copyright holder. And because the reason for doing the translation and ...


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The price of licencing a manga/anime varies widely and are set by the distributor or publisher. (All prices that follows are in US Dollar, and from 2013.) Jinki:Extend cost only $91,000 to license while Kurau Phantom Memory cost $960,000. Some studios have very relaxed licencing policies, some even aim to make their product to go truely global. Simulcast ...


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Wikipedia has a list of English licensed manga. I know of no standard list of manga available, but a google search for buying/downloading manga in google.com (English), google.co.uk or google.ca will yield English manga sites, and google.de, German manga sites. If you can get to a manga shop or a comic book shop (less likely, but some comic book shops do ...


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(Preface: this answer mostly uses examples of licensing in North America / the USA because that's what I'm most familiar with. Keep in mind that a show that isn't licensed in North America may still be licensed in other regions of the world, such as Australia, Europe, China, and so forth.) Therefore, I am asking what is the difference between licensed and ...


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As I mentioned in my answer over at How is an anime based on western-literature made? Usually if somebody wishes to obtain said rights, they would hire a lawyer, as obtaining the rights, setting the terms and options, and the costs that come with it are surrounded by a lot of legal rump slump But this depends quite a bit on what your 'end goal' is. I ...


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We can't really help you with the process licensing (since we have no expertise on it, so it's off topic), but we can tell you who the primary IP holder are for their respective media. Akira, Kodansha Fist of the North Star, Shueisha Project A-ko, Seishinsha, A.P.P.P. Tank Police, Hakusensha Appleseed, Kodansha Essentially you'll have to contact the ...


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