News Licensing Issues of Wuxiaworld

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  1. Qidian

    Qidian Well-Known Member

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    Greetings, Fellow Daoists.

    As known to all, Qidian and WuxiaWorld (hereinafter referred to as WW) came to an agreement several months ago to authorize WW to translate 20 novels for Qidian, which means the ownership of the translations will still belong to Qidian.

    Thus from this week onwards, we are going to officially request WW to send all 20 titles to us. All of those stories will be hosted on Qidian International (www.webnovel.com). in the near future once WW uploads chapters for those novels. Qidian International, as a user-oriented platform, will always improve the reading experience for all our fans like you. 20 Amazing stories plus better reading experiences, can you even wait for that boost?

    Aside from those 20 authorized novels, there are still 11 unauthorized novels being hosted on WW. We do acknowledge WW, as a forerunner of Webnovel Translations, had made great contributions to the community. However, in the case where we were trying to build a good cooperation with WW, they privately approached the translators of Gravity Tales and hosted those unauthorized novels on its site without any permission of Qidian. Not even a notification was given, and that’s totally unacceptable and out of business ethic.

    Therefore, we are making a formal statement here: All unauthorized novels of Qidian should be removed within 3 days. We will resort to legal action to protect the rights of our writers and us.

    For people who are following these novels, we won’t let you down. We are now officially inviting all translators who did a wonderful job on those 11 titles to join us. We are still hoping those titles could be covered by the same translator with sole flavors until its very last chapter. We will provide better conditions in terms of monetized returns, formal authorizations, and more promotion resources. Feel free to contact us at recruitment@qidian.com
     
  2. IRainstorm

    IRainstorm Dark Sect Ancestor

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    Face has not been given
     
  3. DocB

    DocB [dok-bee]

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    where is the dislike button??
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  4. longhairguy

    longhairguy Member

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    The age of DMCA has come to CN novels.
     
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  5. I Eat Monsanto

    I Eat Monsanto He who courts death

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  6. podlizurko

    podlizurko Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like listening only one side on the Gravity Tales issue and thus making a wrong decision that would affect everyone in mostly bad way for a while.
     
  7. LagDeath

    LagDeath Comfortable and Impatient

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    I can see unauthorized novels, but it does seem like you're burning bridges with readers.
     
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  8. Sheep

    Sheep Best Original Sheep

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    I don't care who win or lose

    just make sure its still available for the reader.

    No drama please
     
  9. NinjaStyle

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    so is this just like the ace thing from the dota 2 scene where some chinese figured out they come do a cash grab?
     
  10. asriu

    asriu Casual Member

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    huh? hmm 20 novel that have been licensed? IDK about how the agreement written so~ tricky~ translation but not publishing? ahahahaha~
    popcorn raccoon.png drama please~ fight yuru.png
     
  11. Danis

    Danis {(Harem Sect Leader)}{Trickster}&{Lurker}

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  12. vyragd

    vyragd horo a qt

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  13. Ogami-kun

    Ogami-kun 『Blue Shadow ensnaring demons』『FA sect disciple』

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    Giving a beating and extending the carrot?
     
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  14. Lynx

    Lynx The Crazy One

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    Why should i read it on webnovel.com? It keeps lagging and reloading by itself, granted it also include gravity, myonimyoni and kobato.

    But it still annoying to read it at webnovel
     
  15. kirara

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    It became serious all of a sudden.
    It just does not feel right.
     
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  16. arceus

    arceus The Invisible Reader

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    Instead of posting this here and creating a furor why don't you directly contact Ren and sort out the issues? I believe that these types of politics within the community will only increase the users' ire.
     
  17. toticky

    toticky Active Member

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    seems weird to say this stuff publicly
     
  18. LaDyViL

    LaDyViL 「The Honorable Oba-sama」 Staff Member

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  19. WeiFish

    WeiFish Eccentric Grey Sword 『WW Vet.』

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    Hmm, ok. Sounds reasonable.
     
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  20. Haevrus

    Haevrus #BleedBlue

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    31 god damn novels?
     
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