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Piracy of books explodes especially on manga

2022-05-17T18:09:01.878Z

Publishers are stepping up the fight against the illegal distribution of their content online. "The containment of piracy is a race against time that publishers, for lack of sufficient tools, are struggling to win" , insists Arnaud Robert, general secretary of the Hachette group and president of the legal commission of the National Union of Publishing ( NES). After a year of phenomenal growth, the publishing world is facing an explosion in digital book piracy. Globally, the supply of illega



"The containment of piracy is a race against time that publishers, for lack of sufficient tools, are struggling to win"

, insists Arnaud Robert, general secretary of the Hachette group and president of the legal commission of the National Union of Publishing ( NES).

After a year of phenomenal growth, the publishing world is facing an explosion in digital book piracy.

Globally, the supply of illegal content has increased by 58% in one year, according to the report by the specialized company MUSO.

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This renewed popularity of pirate sites is linked to the success of manga, whose sales have doubled in many countries such as the United States and France.

In France, the world's second largest consumer of manga, it is star licenses like One Piece or Demon Slayer that are the most pirated, far ahead of Michel Houellebecq's bestsellers.

Pirates scan chapters of Japanese comics, in their original or English version, in order to translate them...

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