Fansubs: Good or Bad for the Anime Industry?
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Video Store Magazine article
MIT Technology Review article
CNET News article
Anime News Network 2004 Year in Review - BitTorrent and Fansubs
Topic of discussion: Are Fansubs distributions by providing increased exposure and anticipation for Anime series, and increasing the popularity of Anime in general, a benefit to the Anime industry? Or by reducing both Japanese domestic and overseas DVD sales, (and the value of potential overseas licensing fees) and the resulting decrease of revenue to fund future Anime series, a detriment to the Anime industry? The topic is now open for discussion