Wired Magazine on Anime Piracy
posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Wired Magazine has an article on anime bootlegs. Mentioned in the article are Bandai's recent legal actions against some bootleggers, and interviewed are Bandai attorney Cynthia Nishimoto, Tokyopop national sales manager Alan Payne and the Pirate Anime FAQ's Joe Curzon. Of note, Payne points out that the manga industry has not been nearly as badly affected by bootlegs as the anime industry has, where as much as one third of all products sold in the United States are estimated to be bootlegs.