Is readcomicsonline legal

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MakeMineMarvel
MakeMineMarvel 2 mo 23 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
6 year member
I doubt that it is illegal to read them online, but the larger issue might be is it illegal for the website owner to allow comics to be posted?
Cr
Crimsonassassin 5 mo 27 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
Yes it is I'm going there for quite sometime it's good just ignore the adds
Galactus
Galactus 5 mo 28 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
10+ year member
They just add a copyright statement at the bottom of their page, making it look like it's all ok.
"...use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law."

But the 'US Copyright Act 1976 (USC)' states:
"the fair use of a copyrighted work (...) for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright"

None of the above purposes apply to this website, as far as I can tell.
So, they're basicly saying; We're not responsible for what you do with all this content.
Just like the PirateBay. Which got shut-down multiple times.

I didn't study copyright law, so I could be completely wrong. But, if you can get stuff for free (online) that you normally have to pay for, it's probably illegal.
EmptyHand
EmptyHand 5 mo 28 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
Since when was it not legal...
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Dark_Wing
Dark_Wing 5 mo 27 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
It dose display copyrighted material for free
wolfdragon123
wolfdragon123 5 mo 28 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
4 year member
Doesn't matter if it's legal or not. You're not going to get in any trouble for doing the same thing millions of other people do all the time
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DarkProdigy
DarkProdigy 5 mo 28 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
2 year member
^
TheNemianLion
TheNemianLion 5 mo 28 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
2 year member
No, it's the equivalent of illegally downloading movies
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Dark_Wing
Dark_Wing 5 mo 28 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
So I can't use it?
EmptyHand
EmptyHand 5 mo 27 d
Is readcomicsonline legal
You can actually