Currently, the structure of fansubbing distribution is highly decentralized and difficult to coordinate. In peer-to-peer file sharing, there are no central organizations but rather multiple – very transient – global networks among individual file sharers. With such a structure, it might be hard for fansubbers and their users to reach a new consensus on their ethics: many fansubbers even feel that the field is too decentralized and globalized to be called a ‘commu-
Lee, Hye-Kyung. 2011. “Cultural Consumer and Copyright: A Case Study of Anime Fansubbing.” Creative Industries Journal 3 (3):237–252.