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C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:16 pm
by thelastguardian
1. Suzumiya Haruhi
2. Spice and Wolf

nuff said

Their subforums will be close for now as we (yes, staff members) go through them to make sure they don't contain any infringing material.

EDIT:
Don't ask for translated scripts. You won't find any here.

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:24 pm
by joay_b
So they finally went after us.

Makes me wonder what took them so long.

Oh well, as if this will stop us from discussing the latest volumes from these series ...

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:06 pm
by Kaisos Erranon
Hmm, well, that took quite a while.

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:44 pm
by FNX
Just a question, does this include the other languages? or in other words should i look where else to work....

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:02 pm
by TheGiftedMonkey
FNX wrote:Just a question, does this include the other languages? or in other words should i look where else to work....

If you are using the English translations to translate into other languages then possibly. If you're using the Japanese raws as a source though, you shouldn't have any problems continuing.

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:44 pm
by shichinanatsu
funny that the guys who legally claimed them went after B-T, while the original source doesn't.. good thing i managed to preserve personal copies.. T_T

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:53 pm
by Puiu
Too bad that 2 of the most popular novels here are now gone, but i still have many other great novels that i'm currently following (and patiently waiting for them to be translated)

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:58 pm
by Kinny Riddle
That's a pity that they've resorted to this, really. But can't be helped I guess, as the servers are based in where they can grab 'em.

Anyone here based in Sweden? Might want to consider contacting Pirate Bay in hosting some of our other stuff on one of their private offshore islands. 8) (I am half-joking, in case anyone actually takes this too seriously)

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:09 am
by Darklor
shichinanatsu wrote:funny that the guys who legally claimed them went after B-T, while the original source doesn't.. good thing i managed to preserve personal copies.. T_T



Damn and I think I havent, thought I d have still time... :cry:

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:30 am
by shichinanatsu
pirate bay and other 'questionable' hosting sites may not be so secure a bet either, didn't they go under fire some time ago?..

its depressing really, first losing mininova and now the DEBUT PROJECT of B-T (also, SaW).. not to mention they just killed the once-reigning topic around here.. but enough about the whining. i figure a lot of the noobs around here would start looking for ways to still be with the C&D victims.. -_-

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:04 am
by ShadowZeroHeart
*A-hem* sorry, but B-T does not host these copies, should people do get their paws on copies that for some reason are VERY SIMILAR to B-T's old translations and all, it is not our fault.

As for B-T members feeling sad over the abrupt end to our projects, consider it that they have now gone to the next level, and that we helped them achieve it. Be proud, rather than sad, because it is not the end, instead, we will soon find them in the bookstores around the world!!

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:13 am
by Lucid Yume
This is a real pity, especially since so many members put so much effort into translating those volumes, only to have them removed by the company with publishing rights. Not to say that I don't support the company, as I have purchased the first two English Suzumiya Haruhi volumes that were released, but I feel that the company should work on getting those 'untranslated' novels out.

Why should Baka-Tsuki get in trouble for the novels which are not in conflict with the released volumes? Volumes 3-9 of Haruhi are still ‘fan’ translations at the moment without conflict… it would be nice if they were only removed when the English volumes were released. I dislike waiting for the volumes, of which volume 3 is due in July and 4 is still unset. For some reason companies feel that they must release volumes only every six month (goes for manga and light novels alike), even if they are behind some ten odd volumes.

I was still in the process of reading The Indignation of Suzumiya Haruhi, and now it has been removed from Baka-Tsuki. Fortunately, I guessed something like this might happen sooner or later and also have some readings ‘maintained’. *Ahem*, of course these have not affiliation with Baka-Tsuki whatsoever...

Thank You to the entire team that made these novels possible!

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:37 am
by Beware the talking cat
Eh. This was inevitable, and it just means the company is actually taking the books seriously. Which is a good thing.

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:39 am
by Rectifier
I leave for a few days and this happens? Come friggin on!

Re: C&D letter from Hachette Book Group

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:46 am
by Akirasav
A sad day at BT.

Got to learn Japanese now, or I'll be waiting decades to see the translated version of Volume 10 :mrgreen: