Fire Up the Quattro has post a brief report about the discussion of streaming, downloading and piracy at SANA.
Funimation appears to be doing what they can to keep again in the
game with offering their own streaming, collectors DVD sets and BluRay
and keeping ahead in the game. But I think it’s important as anime fans
we really be conscious of the numbers involved and the economics
If licensers lose money, and cannot buy titles, it means less anime
in America, and will affect anime production in Japan because studios
also don’t get the income of selling these titles for US distributing
Meaning less anime FOR ANYONE.
While we have become the instant gratification generation with so
much available to give us things in minutes, we also need to remember as
much as this is a hobby, we are also consumers of a product and if we
pirate that product, in the end everyone ends up losing.