Here’s an interesting article on Scanlators – folks who nuke their import manga to soften the glue, remove the pages, scan, then photoshop in translations into the manga themselves, then distribute on the internet

From Hello Baby - Hakujin Subs

Not that I’d ever help anyone *cough* with any *cough* translation projects like this.

Essentially, this article shows the scanlator’s argument that they are brining manga to the USA or other English speaking countries that would never otherwise come. A large portion of what gets released here is initially scanlated; there is a direct connection between the popularity of a scanlatoin, and what gets published.