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JManga Shutting Down, Users Screwed

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:33 am

JManga Shutting Down, Users Screwed

Opponents of the Comixology method are crowing now.



Source: JManga

JManga, the DRM driven digital distributor of manga, is shutting down its retail and viewing services on May 30th.  This means that any digital manga "purchased" via the service will be pulled from users' accounts, never to be seen again.

Of course, as every freakin' website has pointed out, this is the big flaw of the "Comixology" model, in which you're basically paying to view, but not own, digital comics.  Technology companies have relatively short lifespans and if they shut down, users can find themselves with significantly smaller bank accounts with nothing to show for it.

If only there were an easy solution to this, one that would allow users to download a comic and actually own a digital file instead of paying a fee to view a file hosted on a third party's server....

Oh well, I look forward to the good folk at Comixology saying that they're not JManga and won't be shutting down anytime soon, which is true.



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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:11 am

Oi vey!
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:56 pm

Sucks to be them! :D
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:01 pm

I'm shocked
SHOCKED I SAY
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sdsichero

2k11 Outhouse People's Champion

Postby sdsichero » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:16 pm

Kuso!

no, I am an old man and buy physical copies of manga

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