Publishers Weekly is reporting:
An international coalition of Japanese and American-based manga publishers have joined together to combat what they call the “rampant and growing problem” of scanlations, the practice of posting scanned and translated editions of Japanese comics online without permission of the copyright holders. The group is threatening legal action against 30 scanlation sites.
By all means, shut down the sites that are providing a product people want. It's not like there's a better solution. Selling the titles people want to buy is out of the question, isn't it. Nor could you work out a business deal with the pirate sites. It's not like you want to make money; no, you're in publishing because you love books.
This is Napster all over again.