I got this from a friend who was reading majority of the Elsword forums.
BEWARE ANIME AND MANGA FANS. JAPAN IS PLANNING TO SHUT DOWN MAJOR ANIME/MANGA WEBSITES THAT YOU EITHER WATCH OR DOWNLOAD~!
Japanese Government Enforcing Anti-Piracy Law on Anime and Manga
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People do not pirate manga/anime because it’s free. They pirate because it’s easier to pirate to get that material than it is to do it legally. It’s the same issue with video games. Piracy is easier. You don’t stop piracy by shutting down websites, the scanlators will still get their content out SOMEHOW. You stop piracy by making the legal alternative easier and more accessible. It turns out people will pay money for things they like if it’s easy to get them. This is why Steam is so popular. This is why Crunchyroll is so popular. This is why Netflix killed Blockbuster forever.