Arthur Smith, the president of G.D.H. International, said in an interview with ActiveAnime.com: "Viewing fan subbed versions before official release is not different from smashing the window of a Mac Store and taking an iPhone the day before it is released."
ANN further reports that Smith understands that anime fans are unhappy with how long a domestic company takes to release a series after announcing its license. G.D.H. will investigate ways to release licensed anime online and through other means in order to shorten the wait time.
G.D.H. International is the parent company of Gonzo and Gonzo Rosso, an animation studio and game company.