Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Received DMCA for Gifting

Just woke up, saw an email about broken links, and then this email. All the links to the translated novels are down. Not sure about drama CD.

One of the three emails I received can be found below.
What do?



From: support@blogger.com
Cc: blogger-dmca-notification@blogger.com
Subject: Blogger blog copyright infringement notification
Content that may infringe copyright has been discovered on the post(s) listed below, and it or they are now in "draft" status. You have three options:
You may edit the post(s) to remove the offending content and republish, at which point the edited post(s) will again be visible to your readers.
You can delete the draft post(s).
If you believe the post(s) do not infringe copyright, please fill out the form here: https://support.google.com/legal/contact/lr_copyrightflag?product=blogger and we will evaluate your request.
DO NOT republish the post(s) as-is. If it is brought to our attention that you have republished the post without removing the content/link in question, then we will delete your post and count it as a violation on your account. Repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account including deleting your blog and/or terminating your account.
Sincerely,
The Blogger Team
Affected URLs:
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2014/12/G10.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2014/12/G12.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2014/12/G13.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2014/12/G14.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2014/12/G15.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2015/02/G21.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2015/02/G22.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2015/02/G23.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2015/03/G24.html
http://skythewood.blogspot.com/2015/03/G25.html

290 comments:

  1. Time to retire Gifting I guess. Sorry.

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    1. Or he could continue.

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    2. gah I smell the same thing that happened to overlord here it's because they're releasing the anime this year after the anime ends they're probably licensing it then like overlord

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  2. noooo gifting was my favorite someone plz send me a copy of vol 3, 4, and 5!!!

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  3. make pdf I suppose

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  4. Not copyrighted since no american company has picked it up?

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    1. Doesn't matter copyright is global, novels released in Japan enjoys the same protection as novels released in the USA.

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  5. That's strange this series isn't licensed yet so why are they giving you crap about it?

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    1. Transpacific Partnership is about to pass

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    2. They own the series and they are planning on bringing LNs to the west via their plattform BookWalker.

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  6. Give us some time to collect the material to make pdf

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    1. It's already taken down xD.
      Search the google docs.

      Maybe it is still up there.

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    2. Could you provide the link I was not aware there was a google doc link.

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    3. I found vol 1-4. If anyone has vol.5 please post link.

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    4. vol 5 prologue, ch. 1, and ch. 2 are found on:
      https://kntranslation.wordpress.com/

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    5. https://freezinglightnovels.wordpress.com/epub-g-l/

      Get it while you still can.

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  7. Well assuming the claim is legit. Bite the sour apple, move to somewhere else or bite the sour apple and upload already translated work with a anonymous torrent.

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  8. *playing the comming home fanfare*

    Sniff ... it was a good time.
    Rest in peace gifting.

    Yenpress picked it up.

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    1. It's always Yenpress... Can they not just focus on one novel and translate it quickly. So that we might actually buy it.

      But now, it's just: " hey! This one is going to become an anime! Why not we translate this as well, and earn even more dosh!"

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    2. Not sure if joking, or really that uninformed.

      Yen Press consistently releases titles with ~4 months between volumes. This is INDUSTRY STANDARD for these type of titles, something that you'd find to be the same with both Japanese and Western publishers of LN (hint: You can't edit text printed onto paper, the same way you can with a webpage).

      It's not as if having 20+ translators working on the same book going to make translating any faster, if anybody want the translation to have any sort of consistency and be actually readable, LOL!

      ...

      What makes the irrational dislike of YP look (to anybody willing to do a little fact check) even more irrational is that YP is one of the few publishers of translated LN that HASN'T actually left major titles in limbo for years with only lame excuses, or outright dropped titles wholesale.

      * Seven Seas: Don't even get me started on their treatment of the Boogiepop series
      * Viz Media: 2 volumes of Shakugan no Shana, then nothing since October 2007
      * Vertical Inc: 5 volumes of The Guin Saga, then nothing since October 2008
      * Digital Manga: 2 volumes of Hidan no Aria, then nothing since March 2014
      * Bento Books: 1 volume of Avatar Tuner, then nothing since July 2014

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    3. Great!
      That means we'll read volume 6 in 2 years, while previous volumes will be in similar translation quality as Skythewood's.
      Also don't let me get started on Overlord-we'll read vol.11 in 3-4 years in worse quality that here.

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    4. "That means we'll read volume 6 in 2 years"

      Yes, as opposed to being relegated to licensing limbo, unlike any of those examples above.

      Want a translation faster? Put your money where your mouth is, and privately commission a translation out of your own pocket.

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    5. Man... just learn Jap... you would spend thousands with paying someone to translate to you... Learn japanese may sound hard... and yes it is I'm currently getting close to the two years mark but I already can read manga and understand novels to some extent with a dictionary... I bet that next year I'll be reading novels so... 3 or 4 years may sound a lot and it is, however, after that there is no more DMCA or waiting to get translated it... you just need to find the raws or buy the LN itself.

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    6. well there was a rule about getting series to be allowed to be translated again if it goes into limbo if im not wrong they did it with hidan no aria right?

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  9. If not confirm that will be licensed, I see no reason to cancel the project

    Anyway

    Maybe we should do the idea that will be licensed in a nearby future

    I said because Log Horizon, Overlord, Mahouka (can someone tell other?) have been licensed more or less in the same time that appear the anime

    So it was predictable

    And probably will be licensed Grimgal too


    Pd: Thanks for your hard work in Log Horizon and Overlord

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    1. it doesn't need to be licensed by an english company to be DMCA'd. The author and the original publisher has the main right to do so in ANY and ALL language. Of course if there is an english publisher, the power to dmca is with them for english only.

      so yeah. it over buddy. well index to several years to get licensed even though there is an anime for it already.

      I think there are actual spies or snitch of the english publishers.

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  10. Anime airing so yenpress obviously needs to put their garbage hands on it. 90 years for a release okay.

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    1. why not wait until 100 years from now, (or 99 years i guess) and release it at same time of Robert Rodriguez who know movie

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  11. UL it to the cloud and post a link that takes you to a link that takes you to a link to it so the people interested in it DL it, then retire it i guess :(

    Sad to see it happen, but i'd rather lose a translation than losing your blog.

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  12. No NO NO! this thing has never been licensed ..
    I think Someone made a joke about this and they DMCA gifting for no reason. i think you guys should make a report that this a error

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    1. Kadokawa doesn't need to "license" it as they are the ones with all the rights to begin with.

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  13. It's not licensed is it? I can't find any information suggesting it is so why the DMCA? Correct me if I'm wrong though.

    So maybe there's no need to actually take it down?

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    1. Kadokawa doesn't need to "license" it as they are the ones with all the rights to begin with.

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  14. yeah it isn't licensed nor are you making a buck out of these translations as they are technically fan made and no
    so its is no copy infringement

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  15. awwww man, daaammnnnnnn, arghhhhh,

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  16. Whyyyyyy?
    They really hate other people happy, I guess.

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  17. Yo can wait and ask them via email if this LN really has been licensed, if that true, then you should drop it, sadly. If not, then ask why the post has been removed and, is luck is with us, ask to put them back.

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    1. Kadokawa doesn't need to "license" it as they are the ones with all the rights to begin with.

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  18. More like DMCA it's autosearching of codewords. They most likely thought it had something to do with the upcoming anime whose license holds CR, I believe.

    Still, better safe than sorry. I'll miss it. Thanks for your work until now.

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  19. What the..........

    Don't tell me this is really happening!!!!!!!!1

    Please tell me this is just a dream!!!!!???

    I reaaallyyy love Gifting that I'd gladly kill someone just to read the English translation!!!!!

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  20. best to check if it truly is licensed and if it is then may have to drop it if it isn't then send the form explaining.

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  21. I'd say to check the legitimacy of the claim. Does it tell you who is claiming copyright? I can't find anything saying the series was licensed. Some people were saying perhaps it's the illustrations that are getting the pages hit and all you would need to do is take off the illustrations. Hopefully it's just a troll or something.

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  22. Csondering V1 is still readible, it might not be a proper DMCA?

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    1. Given that V1 chapters are mentioned in the provided e-mail copy, it affects all of it. The only thing to check would be if they are trying to take down the novels with an anime license.

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  23. You guys seriously need to consider to switch to the anime/scantrad model.

    Site hosted on servers where nobody gives a damn about imaginary copyright infringement, torrents release, etc...


    (Why imaginary? The DCMA is technically an ISP protection law. Blogger is an ISP, skythewood.blogspot is an ISP too, in which Sky is editor-in-chief, his contributors are his writers, commentators included. Meaning any takedown request should go to Sky, then Sky remove whatever is offending if it actually is. Blogger has no fucking play in this and is not responsible for anything. And being a google company... with built in translation software and therefore de facto making MILLIONS of derivatives works everyday without proper authorization by their authors, it's not even hypocrisy anymore...)

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    1. unfortunately law nowadays is superior more than you think. remember baka-tsuki? where is it now? floating in the ocean?

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    2. Baka-Tsuki server is inland so of course it gonna get DCMA. But if you can switch to a foreign server then you can do whatever you want on your website.

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  24. argghh nooo...
    licenced again? fack...
    i haven't read this novel -_-
    I still waiting after vol.5 finish and will be read.

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    1. volume 5 has finished translation you know

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    3. yes, I did not realize it, I was reading another novel, while waiting for this novel.
      and I only realized when the notice is published on (¯ ^ ¯)

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  25. Release chapters in bulk and single Torrent files at nyaa.se

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    1. Good idea, people should really start to do this

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  26. Why not start translating Chinese wuxia/xianxia novels? You won't receive DMCA messages like japanese-english translations. You can continue translating chinese wuxia/xianxia novel till you finish the series. Well of course if you can translate Chinese-English series. Or why not continue Youjo, update its status from Teaser Project to Main Project?

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    1. Then you cannot post picture there. The point of LN is that it need to have picture to accommodate.

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  27. underground underground. anybody has ticket?

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  28. So gifting gonna be dmcaed, if you wanna continue to translate it why don't you try i2p networking i think there is some guy still host some copy.

    Oww... man it's gonna be pain in the ass to read in japs

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    1. And i think today is your worst morning wake up mail. At first it's some broken link notification and maybe you're thinking "nah imma gonna fix that later".

      But after reading the next mail subject you might thinking "oh shit got an dmca notif, i think today some angry mob gotta stuck some spears in my ass and forcing me to translate using any means". LOL i can't imagine that.

      p.s. pardon for my rudeness

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  29. If you actually want to republish it, you should use a different site other than blogspot. I would suggest using Godaddy as a registrar/ISP as they don't give a shit about copyright or illegal activity. Conversely, use ISPs in Russia or other countries that have poorly defined or are noncompliant with copyright laws.

    Again, this only actually matters if you want to republish Gifting. If you don't care about it, you can always just throw it away (although uploading the epubs/pdfs/mobis to a site like megaconz or megashare would be appreciated).

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    1. Any examples of TL sites that migrated that I can refer to?

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    2. Tap trans?, or maybe a few subbers [anime]

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    3. how about livejournal hatamaou was translate there though
      http://www.livejournal.com/

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    4. I would like nothing more than to see this novel continue to be translated but Sky alrdy received a DMCA and he made it official so if he is caught continuing in secret he is liable to be sued. If someone new picks it up who nvr received a DMCA however is a different story.

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    5. Skythewood, i don't know any TL sites that migrated but e-hentai is registrated by godaddy(http://whois.domaintools.com/e-hentai.org and as site works for years I think is reliable reference). Kissmanga however is registrated and hosted by rightside(lol, http://whois.domaintools.com/kissmanga.com) and protected by whoisguard(part of namecheap). You can check other sites which dont care about DMCA using above tool and select best hosting for you ;) IMHO, if they can't do anything to e-hentai or kissmanga they won't be able to do anything to sky too.

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    6. nvm about example of e-hentai, they respect dmca as I checked now

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    7. Hahaha.

      E-hentai made another servr move.
      to ex-hentai with everything that their sponsors didnt like or dmca material ^^.

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    8. I think it would be better to move to chinese server

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    9. Tap is an interesting comparison however interesting thing about Tap is that he doesnt use blogspot. And also the fact he advertises YP and their novels as much as he can so tats probably y he is still semi active.

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  30. Just move to another server already.

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  31. http://pastebin.com/

    don't erase it like others works...

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  32. it seems that i have to go back to read gifting in japanese

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  33. in the future where machine translator or semi machine translator works provide a better results than in the present days you will find the ebook ln works sold from the it's home with languange change options attached. kind of steam or amazon like purchase. that's the direction we're currently heading or at least they (media publishers) planning that way.
    it's a bleak future for fan translator but maybe a bright future for piracy ? anyway they plan to make it really simpler for you to buy the works in a languange you prefer.

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    1. Ummm...not really. People will not just suddenly paying money for something that were free or volunteerly paid for from before. Not to mention the inferior quality and long waiting time. I know this sounded bad but piracy is not going to end.

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    2. Eh. I was reading Mahouka for free and after it was taken down on all sites I started buying the books.

      Heck, I've BOUGHT the books for Youjo Senki, so I would think this kind of thing would be allowed as long as people realize that it's free advertisement.

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  34. >2016
    >TPP about the be passed
    >still using US based servers
    wew

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  35. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. With this whole stupid TPP crap, even subtitle anime is going to get hit with DMCA all over the place.

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  36. https://freezinglightnovels.wordpress.com/epub-g-l/ vol 1-5 PDF and epub

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  37. https://freezinglightnovels.wordpress.com/pdf-g-l/ here's the PDF

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  38. here I am waiting for next release and just receive something like this T_T
    will Skythewood will continue translate gifting or not?
    maybe if gifting dropped you can focusing in translate in another project

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  39. Alright time to forget that gifting exist.

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    1. That letter is from blogspot.com, they don't care if licensed or not, it's all automated.

      LET'S BOYCOT blogspot.com.

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  40. Having all your stuff disappear really sucks. I suggest you move to another website to prevent any more surprises.

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  41. pls... let it continue.....

    pls... let it continue.....

    gotta hate people who destroys other people happiness... ugh...

    btw... will it continue???? I guess we have to wait for Sky for the updates then?

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  42. Daaaaaamn!!! I was waiting for this to get to volume 6 before reading!!! Because I marathon these! D;

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  43. Distribute pdf's via IRC.

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  44. >What do?
    Put it in the pastebin m8

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  45. Gifting is a Kadokawa series, and they've DMCA'd BT a few weeks ago, so any of their series (and they own A LOT) are at risk.

    Altina might be next, but Gate and Knight's & Magic are (IIRC) not Kadokawa owned, so they should be safe.

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  47. Need set password on all PJ, non-public will safe than

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  48. It´s a real shame, it´s really hard after losing Overlord and Log Horizon but don´t get depressed over it, pick up another novel to translate, you have our sopport.

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  49. translate the stuff and upload to nyaa.com

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  50. Im heart broken enough to start learning Japanese on my own lol...

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  51. maybe TOR, its time.

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  52. Wow, so much ignorance in so many comments. Just to clear up some misinformation:

    * It doesn't matter if it's not licensed. A copyright owner in many foreign countries (Japan being one of them) gets reciprocity in the U.S. See http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ38a.pdf if you care about details.

    * Never ignore a DMCA notice. If you think it's bogus, do a counter-notification... but only if you really know what you're doing, because that can up the stakes. See https://lumendatabase.org/counter_notices/new

    * GoDaddy is the *worst* host to use if you think you're going to have to deal with DMCA notices. They will take down entire sites over a bogus DMCA notification about a picture on one page, because they flat-out don't want to deal with that kind of stuff. Google/Blogspot actually isn't that bad, as far as hosting companies dealing with DMCA notices go.

    If you want an extra level of protection, use a host provider in another country.

    As to what to do: That's easy. Take it down.

    Ignoring a DMCA notice means the infringement becomes willful infringement, and that's the point where they can both sue you and feel pretty good about the chances that you'll end up paying their attorney fees to do so. That's not a game you want to play unless you really know what you're doing.

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    1. There're many who don't know about DMCA~

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    2. >sue
      >attorney
      Is this real post? Good luck to sue someone from other country. It's works only with something big like piratebay. Because piratebay is real $$$$$.
      I got five DMCA on youtube. Sent them five counter-notification about "those songs made by myself lmao". And you know what? Youtube upload five videos back. Because "sony music japan" don't even answer at their mails

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    3. Wait, did you make the songs yourself?

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    4. The law for the DMCA to be honest can be considered outdated and taken advantage of in this digital age. While it states that the authors & publishers have full rights to their works and gets to decide who gets to translate it if ever at all.

      Which on the offset protects their works from bad translations and to prevent anyone making money off of their works.

      Now the big problem is this law also allows them to take down fan translations even if they are precise to a T. Translators like Sky dont profit from this(donations dont count) but are still liable simply because he doesnt hv permission to officially translate.

      Now YP after acquiring the license has all rights to issue a DMCA in regards to future profits(even if it irks me to no end) however the DMCA being taken advantage of is being seen especially for sites like BT nowadays.

      Extensively translated titles like Campione & Mondaiji which dont hv English licenses received takedown notices and now unreadable there. Now I'm sure a law student can state all the relevant clauses & sub clauses to DMCA but this is an extremely short summary

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    5. Honestly, I feel Sky should be able to say that the translation is for an intellectual purpose of studying the Japanese and English language and argue that he's only posting it for proof reading or something. But it's probably safer just to take them down... >_>

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  53. huft, i guess LN from japanese already out of our reach...

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  54. Well this ruined my day, doesn't seem to be a way to continue hosting the Gifting series on this site. If you want to continue the series (which I honestly hope you do since you're one of the most reliable translators around), the best you could do is host it on another site.

    DMCAs aren't something to mess around with. Honestly a really shitty situation to be in.

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  55. Give us time to save what can be saved!!!

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  56. ughh they really hate other people's happiness and here i was looking forward for gifting -_-

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  57. Damn dmnca strike again. Yesterday overlord and now gifting.oh god what we have done to deserve this T_T.

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  58. A long time ago i was write that it is stupid to translate jap stuff, it is waste your time resources n money. Find other nations stuff such as chinese, so i suggest banned every jap wn or ln.

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  59. >If you believe the post(s) do not infringe copyright, please fill out the form here:
    Do it with fake records. It's same as with youtube. All those DMCA warninng are from bots. Bot can't speak shit. It's work with youtube, it should be work with blogger

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  60. Sighh....Host it in Russia or smthing.

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  61. Who sends out DMNCA in the first place again?
    Is this the first time this blog is getting one?

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    1. Nope, just first. Overlord and LH were dropped before receiving one.

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  62. It doesn't list the party that filed the claim? It just lists that there was a claim?

    Unless there are more details such as who is filing the claim, fill out the error report. Following a DMCA from a legitimate party is one thing. Following a DMCA from a possible griefer is something else entirely.

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  63. Does anyone have archive for this LN? and willing to share? I don't have a chance to save it, I thought at least 2 or 3 days until take down form DMCA warning. not suddenly like this.. T_T

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    1. I saved ALLLL the light novels I read on my phone. So the licensed work I've read (Log Horizon, Mahouka, Oregairu, Gifting, etc) are safe with me. :D

      Bad news is that they're all txt format. My phone is old, can't handle epubs or pdfs.

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    2. Heres pdf/epubhttps://freezinglightnovels.wordpress.com/epub-g-l/

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    3. https://freezinglightnovels.wordpress.com/pdf-g-l/

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  64. I see 10 affected links. Which are those from? Y just those 10 links and not everything relating to gifting? I wonder.

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  65. how about using torrent?

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  66. What if u post the translations in a facebook group?

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  67. I pray that you do not abandon us because if you do drop the series, I doubt that anyone else will ever read the next two volumes. I quote from the great goddess herself: "When you feel lost and need to make a choice, no matter which path you decide to take, you will definitely regret it later. Therefore, just choose something that makes you happiest right now." Thank you for the work.

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    1. that right there is my quote of the day. Pls don't abandon us! SkyAinz-sama! lol

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  68. Every Translation should be post on document on facebook so dmca wont reach them make a group for gifting and every update there will post there just like oda nobuna translation did

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    1. For Oda Nobune, is it still there? Can get a link?

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    2. Yeah, it's still there. Even more good news, Oda Nobuna Vol 11 just finished translated and is being upload (unedited). Just search for the name on Facebook.

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  69. Wait, what's going on? DMCA?
    They're only asking you to change the content of the "draft".

    So why not reword everything and just go on with that?

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  70. Well thank you for your hard work up to now they might license gifting after the anime like what happened in overlord sigh I guess I'll by the hard copy when it comes out hopefully

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    1. sadly there is no hard copy in my country.

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  71. JUSTICE!! JUSTICE!!! Where's the JUSTICE nowadays.... T.T

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    1. Justice nowdays is with the people with money... nowdays and ever. Sad part? money can also help any people. Have money? buy the LN in japanese and pay a guy to translate them only for you in private or pay to learn japanese.

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  72. Dear sky maybe just maybe you can post your work in Facebok? i know this idea sound stupid,but it will be a great shame if you can't continue a great work such Overlord & Gifting ,Also i want to ask did you do a translation on request? as a fan of your work i don't mind to buy you a pizza or beer

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  73. I like it when light novels get animated, but when it means that the light novel will be DMCA'd or licensed...

    I hope light novels never get animated.

    RIP Gifting. It was nice reading about you. (Proceeds to shed man-tears)

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    1. I agree with you there. Even more so after so many great LNs got license after their anime.

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  74. It would not even surprise me if Yen Press licenses Gifting since its the type of series that'll be right up their alley.

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  75. Overlord and now this. Man we can't even have a translated LN release in the US but they do this shit every time man every time

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  76. Tweet BookWalker Global with hundreds of requests for Gifting. They already asking which series they should offer in English. At least if they pick it we won't wait 5 years to catch up with the Japanese version like Yen Press. Bookwalker is part of Kadokawa corporation which owns roughly more than half of all the published LNs.
    https://twitter.com/BOOKWALKER_GL

    Sky the best choice would be the creation of a private site where all the translations will be visible only to registered members. However this means that you would have to maintain your own site.

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    1. They've also said they're aiming for simultanious Japanese/English releases.

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    2. The DCMA for Gifting was probably sent out by BookWalker (both owned by Kadokawa) in the first place, lol!

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  77. Well in my opinion it is easy to solve, there are 2 ways:
    1) Instead of directly post the content of the novels on blogspot you can just announce the release and them post a link to download (mega/mediafire/googledocs...)

    2) As suggested by others; move to another server hosted outside USA/japan/UK

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  78. are you planing to remove this project

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  79. Annddd this happening again..

    I think you should move to another server hosted outside USA/Japan/UK.

    If not this will keep happening.

    Or maybe you can start translate chinese web or light novel.

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  80. You know, Russia also has ranobe publisher. But you know what that guys did, when licensed SAO? They hired fan translator, who done all translation. That guy even learned Japanese, just because english translation stopped. Some editing here and there, and publishing speed is about 2 volumes a month now. Almost every volume sold out before printing. That guys have a right to complain about pirate translations.
    And yeah, i don't give a shit about yenpress, because they're lazy greedy bitches, who grabs everything and left everything unfinished. They don't have a right to complain about pirate translations.
    And Skythewood, remember: there is no way to delete something from internet :)

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    1. "and left everything unfinished"

      Care to provide any examples? If you do, you'd have the privilege of being the first person I've made that challenge to, that actually provide any examples... Instead of just doubling down with personal insults when they can't find even one.

      What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

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    2. He's just bull ****ing in an angry tirade.

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  81. if you really want to continue the series
    1. find the translator and editor
    2. the raw
    3. someone willing make the pdfs
    and then you can post it at google drives
    but you need many account and people who willing post it so eve one down we can find it at others....
    when it down make new google drive and post it again and repeat... it could said this endurance battle with the official

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  82. Really unfortunate news. Here's hoping Gifting continues but good luck with whatever you do decide to do.

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  83. Since there's literally thousands of responses already, my little suggestion here might get ignored. But what you could do is delete the current pages, then make a new page with links to somewhere else instead.
    Regardless though, I will respect your decision. Though it will be a shame if you drop the series since it's currently my number one favourite to watch, it can't be helped :3

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  84. It was probably a bot or something. Seeing as the majority of the links are still there i'd say continue with translating gifting.

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  85. I would defiantly double check to see if it was an actual claim. Having 10 effected links when each novel is 6-7 chapters is suspicious at best.

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  86. Sky...you can post it in Facebook if you want, some of the TL group do that in wake of DMCA, by creating a private group (invitation only), it will be somewhat difficult for them to check, because it is private.

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  87. You could go BT's path and move content to server in DMCA-unaffected country.

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  88. If Gifting hasn't been officially licensed, then I can't think of any way that it could be a copyright infringement. I would fill in the form to counter the claim.

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  89. This is link for pdf that I know,https
    ://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx_3I5qjqu3rSVBWMHpjLVRoREE&usp=drive_web
    Its have both LN and WN

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  90. I think that everyone should just give up and start to read it in japanese

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  92. hmmm, i think the only way to avoid this... is to upload translation to download host, and just store download link in this website

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  93. that's weird. if you check it closely, not all gifting is banned. just volume 1 and volume 2. maybe that is what the anime covered about for this season? since gifting volume 5 is still on, i don't see why you should stop it?

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    1. i suggest you continue translating but do not archive it. make it like, you translate volume 6 chapter 1, then next week you delete volume 6 chapter 1 but you post volume 6 chapter 2. i wonder if that is good enough. but it is true right that only gifting volume 1 and volume 2 that is DMCAed? or does DMCA must applies to every volume? i don't know how this dmca works

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  94. condolances, sorry for the lost.Another cycle have form. Thanks for the translation.

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  95. Aww... bad news (*TwT)

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  96. Damn, DMCAs never seems to apply to anime subs and stuff yet always hits LN translations...

    PS: Gifting nuuuuuuu.....

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  97. damn you murican laws! If only I had finished that 1 last chapter...

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  98. I'm actually really surprised that you got this for Gifting when JSDF already has an anime series out and you didn't receive one for it...

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    1. Gate isn't that much to the liking of some publishers.

      Smells to much nationalism. Even if you should take that with a laugh or two.

      xD

      Harder to publish something like that, which carters to politics~

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    2. Because Gifting is a Kadokawa owned series and they're the ones who sent the massive DMCA list to BT a few weeks ago.

      Gate is owned by another company so its safe unless it gets licensed.

      You should be more worried about Altina, since its also a Kadokawa series.

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  99. Kadokawa is on a killing spree

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  100. Nigeeeeellll. I hope you can finish Gate before someone realized that it has anime.

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  101. to receive such emails at the supposed release schedule for Gifting...

    such coincidence

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  102. Im sad. A lot of unlicensed series have been getting hit. Nothing to do with TPP or Yen Press (lol hating yenpress!) TLs are always illegal under US law without permission when work is copyrighted, but it is up to the holders to enforce. Blame DMCA for how easy it is now I guess. Its sad but it a up to Sky. If you want to continue you should know godaddy is not a haven (eh: see banned content and exh and x eros.) Better off looking at hosts used by bsers like tazmo or whatever.

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  103. so there won't be any gifting translation anymore?

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  104. The more important question now is if anybody here has the PDFs.

    Anybody?

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  105. Well, their job is to do a they win situation, and do not care about a win-win situation.
    Once they target a popular translation, they just post warning letter and their job is done. then they get paid, then they happy.
    And they don't target untranslated works, because they are just too lazy to do so...

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  106. Guess it is time to migrate your site. If you give in now they will come back with dmca's for your other translations. Best thing today is to place it on a russian/chinese server so dmca can't touch you.

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    1. Chinese server beter than russian
      sky you can translate like him
      https://www.lightnovel.cn/thread-800567-1-1.html
      https://www.lightnovel.cn/thread-835364-1-1.html

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  107. So is there going to be a new project taken ? since Gifting has been DMCA'd

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  108. And if your asking suggestion on moving the server to a safe Web Host i would recommend you netherland server

    i've been searching for hosts that is free of DMCA and apparently Netherland does not care so much about them

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    1. Even sites that direct (but do not host) to copyrighted content have been taken down in the Netherlands in the past. The Netherlands is soft to users but not distributors.

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  109. Such a shame, was enjoying this one but there's not much that can be done. If these official publishers were more on the ball with their translation speeds I'd readily buy books from them (or eBooks if they did that).

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  110. Couldn't you guys sell the hard work you have done to the publishing company, for a nice fee ofcourse.

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  111. they only warn sky for first and second novel, doesn't that means translating vol 6 is okay?

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  112. this is a sign for you to start working on knights and magic again.

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    1. He can't he translates from the Chinese version which is only at Vol 3.

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  114. I truly want vol 6 as a parting gift!!! Totally left at a cliffhanger!!! Damn those pieces of shit!! BTW, thanks for all the hard work. Hope to find an equally interesting replacement.

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  115. Did you guys upload vol 6 prologue then removed it?

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  116. YEEEN PREEES!!!! I'm so done with Japanese novels and DMCA law suits.
    Switch to a Russian or Chinese server already and ignore this stuff.
    At least the Chinese aren't as greedy with their LNs and let fan translator do their thing.

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  117. Welp, time to find a new one to read, something that isn't getting DMCA'd or YenPress'd.

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