Jayme said:This won't affect many fansubbers due to the fact that they don't pick up their RAWs from Japanese P2P network. They have their own "guy" that'll do all the dirty work and send it over some over way to the other people to sub it and such. So.. Sadly, I don't see anything changing.
For the lesser groups.. Hahaha, Gutted.
No, sales are only actually lost if watching a fansub means that someone won't go out and buy the DVD when they would have done otherwise. If someone watches a fansub and wouldn't pay and cash for it in any case there's zero impact. And of course there's no way to know what proportion of fansubs actually result in a loss, a gain or no effect...ryuzaki said:
Maybe so, if you end up buying the series that is. What about the people who sample via fansubs but don't buy the DVDs after? All you're doing is taking away sales that the anime companies would make. Even if you only bought the first volume as a way to sample the series, the companies would still make a profit, and if everyone did it profits would soar (even if you got it dead cheap).
If someone watches a fansub and wouldn't pay and cash for it in any case there's zero impact.
ryuzaki said:The only way companies could fight this is if they had the first 2 episodes or so on their site so you can sample it without being illegal. Its a much better idea, but they'd have to be snappy about it (get it uploaded as soon as possible).