The digital manga site JManga sent out a message that they’ll be shutting down at the end of May. What happens to the manga you “purchased” from the site? It disappears! Surprise! This is what happens when digital “purchases” are really digital rentals due to DRM schemes. I never bought anything from them, partially because of this, and partially because none of the manga looked interesting enough that I wanted to pay to rent it.

Will the same thing happen when Comixology fails? When Dark Horse Digital fails? When… whatever other options out there fail? Probably unless you have a way to break the DRM and download the comics you purchased so you can read them outside of their home apps.

The digital manga site JManga sent out a message that they’ll be shutting down at the end of May. What happens to the manga you “purchased” from the site? It disappears! Surprise! This is what happens when digital “purchases” are really digital rentals due to DRM schemes. I never bought anything from them, partially because of this, and partially because none of the manga looked interesting enough that I wanted to pay to rent it.

Will the same thing happen when Comixology fails? When Dark Horse Digital fails? When… whatever other options out there fail? Probably unless you have a way to break the DRM and download the comics you purchased so you can read them outside of their home apps.

1 year ago

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    Bleak, but it’s hard to disagree.
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