over at torrentfreak there's a really good response/commentary to the fan subtitling issues i brought up the other day
Fansubbers Are Not Thieves, But Avid Consumers
the issue at hand is not that people are not willing to pay for their movies, but that the crowdsourced subtitles areable to satisfy viewers much quicker than the corporations are able to provide the language specific content.
"We could be killing, we could be stealing. But no. We choose to disseminate culture. The subtitles we make are not what makes DVD sales fall, it’s their abusive high prices.
The long delay between the airing of a series in its country of origin and the rest of the world is the number one reason why people choose to download - the wait for the series to reach non-cable TV can take years!
Years to find out what happened with: The island people! Jack Bauer! Hiro Nakamura! Michael Scofield! True fans always try to buy the original products and many series owners got to know about these through the Internet. Today they are collectors."