This is a slightly unorthodox post, but let me explain first.
Various publishers in Japan are starting to embrace online manga. You can see this with Square Enix's GanGan Online, on which Ryuushika Ryuushika and Fractale are serialized. Nevertheless, GanGan Online isn't the largest site. Yahoo! Comic is about twice as large, and Shogakukan's Club Sunday is a behemoth, with 282 series and counting.
The problem is this: unlike GanGan Online (which is already cracked easily), Yahoo! Comic and Club Sunday are both encrypted. That is, the images of their manga are encrypted and only decrypted through their special viewer. They happen to use the same viewer (PCViewer.swf), so that simplifies things.
My fear is that with the movement towards online manga, the Japanese raw providers might get too cozy. They might not be interested in pressing Print Screen 30 times to save a chapter that others can easily and freely read online. However, as a scanlator, I am interested in getting the source, so I want to be able to directly get the pages without the viewer. Besides, the Japanese are right; getting raws through Print Screen is tedious and boring.
Also, it's legally free manga, who wouldn't want it?
My challenge is to all of you well-versed with Flash and ActionScript: reverse engineer their viewer and decrypt their images. I want the code in Java, or easily translatable to Java, so I can integrate it with this downloader I've written for GanGan Online.
Because I'm not so rich (despite what my excessive spending might imply), and I have never requested something like this, the starting cash bounty is $30. My naive assumption is that there are at least a few people willing to do it just to be able download free manga. If that assumption gets proven wrong, then I'll start raising the price.
Here is more info on this, including some important links. Leave questions, information, comments, etc. in the comments, or send them to me through e-mail.