Fan Club only Material and File Sharing
I am just as guilty as anyone else for downloading illegal mp3s, videos, anime series, and movies. But as I was looking around for affiliates for this community, I ran into something that really set me off. I want to join the fan clubs to get the exclusive content. But I don't believe sharing FC content is any worse than sharing the CD or magazine (via scans). We are techinically not supposed to be uploading those out of "respect for the band and people that spent their hard earned money on it". But we do anyway.
These people were crying out for the respect of GazettE's Heresy members by not allowing any FC content to be posted, but they are doing it in a file SHARING community. How backwards is that? If you're gonna do something, do it all the way! It's just as illegal. If you don't agree with sharing files that request you not to do so, why are you downloading that PV that has a very distinct piracy notice? It's hypocritical to say the least.
So, it's okay to post up something that cost me only 30$ or less, but if it's something as expensive as a Heresy membership, ZOMG =O That's so disrespectful. File sharing is illegal. Everyone has their side of the fence on that, but for goodness sake PICK ONE.
I used to download tons of everything. Now, I only download things I want to test before buying. And if I do not intend to buy what I have downloaded, I do as the notices say and delete them pretty much right away. I'm not saying that's any better or any worse. I'm just saying that is what I do if the rant made you curious.
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