[MA-SOC] Fansubbers are evil! EEEEVVVVVIIIIILLLLL!

Daniel Marx dmarx621 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 14:42:52 EST 2007

Ralph, you're absolutely right. I don't even think fansubbers, or even
bootleggers, are having that much of an effect on the downturn in
sales. Maybe someone who makes as much as Arthur Smith probably does
wouldn't have noticed, but WE ARE IN A RECESSION. People have less
money then they used to, and, in most households, the
entertainment/luxury budget is the first to get cut. That's why sales
are down for anime, not because of people downloading fansubs-even if
the series has been licensed.

"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and
hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a
pleasure beyond compare."
--Kenko Yoshida, 1340

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