We (September Scanlations) have blocked Japanese IPs from being able to access our website (such as our scanlation site, our doujinshi site, our shopping site, etc.) because of problems with authors stumbling across their work being hosted and asking for it to be removed.
We do that when asked, but we would rather keep it up for everyone to enjoy, since that’s the only way 99.9% of people in fandom can enjoy these pieces—so we’re making it more difficult for authors to realize their work is being shared outside of Japan (since most are very unhappy knowing that non-Japanese people are reading their stuff).
This also helps us keep off the radar of publishing companies who might object to our posting manga scanlations.
The vast majority of our readers come from outside of Japan, so very few people should be affected, and if anyone has been mistakenly blocked, it’s easy enough to add them to the whitelist ^^
you’re blocking artists of their right to have control over where their art is posted? this is REALLY disrespectful and i hope you realise it too and stop doing it. if the artist wants their art removed somewhere, then REMOVE IT. as an artist myself i would take deep offense if this was done to me, my rights to my own work would be taken away from me. i understand you want to make the works for everyone to enjoy but that’s not really for you to decide if the artists say otherwise. even if you publish art on a public domain it does not mean you should steal the work without asking for permission because you’re able to do it.
you’re discriminating the rights of artists to their own work, please stop doing this.