torrents and file downloads are only legal if you have the actual movie/file whatever.
What azmo is doing is illegal to a worse extent that hes getting paid for it, but still we shouldnt be hypocrites - ripping manga and anime artists off their royalties.
So both free and paid downloads of anime and manga - UNLESS the payment goes to the creators (and you are sure of it) IS illegal - no matter what country you are in.
You wouldnt steal a book out of a libary, yet your ok with reading manga online - and you think its legal? Its the same thing - theft is theft.
Now im sure all of you know all torrents are illegal and are aware of the risks, but to those who think it isnt illegal because everyone else is doing it, think again.
What azmo is doing is illegal, making money from other peoples work (similar to ebaum on ebaumsworld- thats even worse - for a reference go to ebaumsworldsucks and get the info on that) but we shouldnt critize him if we are downloading illegal files too.
Both DB and I think narutofan.com acknoledge the fact that you must own the actual anime or manga before you can legally download the file, so download at your own risk.
Note I used to download a lot of movies and manga and stuff from the interent, but I quit doing that because a) it was illegal (even if it still is on places such as youtube and google video - it is masked as being legal) but I deleted all that and dont do it anymore. b) it takes up too much bandwidth
I know this will hardly stop any of you from doing this, but I am just reassuring that any form of downloading works that do not support the original author, from any source is illegal, and you know it is.