ESP Biography

LANA XU, ESP Teacher

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Past Classes

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P15174: Scanlation: The (Somewhat Illegal) Process of Translating Manga and Webcomics Into English in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Manga and webtoons are pretty mainstream these days, but this wasn't always the case. Back when publishers didn't see value in getting these works translated into English, groups of dedicated fans of the series would get together and translate chapters of their favorite series into English, bringing the stories overseas to a small audience of fans. Eventually, this small audience grew bigger and bigger until it grew large enough for publishers to notice, and now we have the officially published comics you know and love. How did we get here? Where did this hobby first start? How blatantly does this violate copyright law? And... how does this practice continue today? If those questions interest you, sign up for this class!