Fansubs are always a hot-button issue, and it seems likely to me, given the volume of comments to the forum thread, that the recent all-gals roundtable at ANN on the topic where Bamboo, Sara, and I sit down and chat with a fansubber (available here
in two weekly installments) is far and away our most popular yet. Unfortunately, this was also, admittedly, one of the most flawed to be published thus far.
I'd say more, but Fan History's blog writes about a couple of the most salient of these problems in great detail
, so now I don't feel the need. Just check out the critique over there, instead--it's a ballsy, outraged exegesis but read through the anger and it's well worth a read in conjunction with our original column.
Hopefully, we will be able to cover some of the other obviously allied topics, such as copyright law, in future weeks.