License issues: Update

Heyas folks,

as I told you in a previous post, I was contacted by a law attorney regarding the translation of Kuro no Shoukanshi and Yomigaeri no Maou.

As this law attorney represents the company Overlap, they asked me to heed their legal notice until August, 10th or in other words tomorrow.

I used last week to check on the legal situation concerning translation of publicly published web novels and on further examination (reading law text can really hurt your brain) I deemed the removal of the content unavoidable.

I tried contacting the author and the attorney in order to get some kind of statement or to overturn the situation but I got nil response. In order to not be dragged into some kind of lawsuit due to copyright infringement, I don’t see any other possibility as the one mentioned above.

I know many of you will be unhappy with this decision but I prefer preserving this blog and shield myself from having to pay money over continuing the translation of a web novel.

As for the extra chapter I owe you guys, I haven’t forgotten about it and will take care of that once things have calmed down a bit (although naturally it won’t be hosted on this blog).

The already existing content will be removed before the next release at 10 PM GMT. Of course I won’t discourage anyone to pick up either of those series as you are all free to do as you like. ^^

As for the future plans, I got an idea or two, but you will have to wait for another update until a final decision has been set. 😉


With greetings,