DRM once again harms customers

The manga site JManga is shutting down. Oh, and they don’t allow you to download the content you “purchased”. According to their FAQ:

Is there a way to download the manga I have purchased? 

It is not possible to download manga from My Page. All digital manga content will no longer be viewable after May 30th 2013 at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time)

I found this via The Digital Reader and here’s how they put it: 

What we have here is a yet another example of the fact that DRM does nothing but punish the paying customer. It doesn’t actually stop piracy; in this case piracy was already rampant thanks to readily available scanners and a large and enthusiastic fan base.

Read the complete article @ The Digital Reader.

March 17th, 2013 by