I cannot agree with you on that. No, I'm not defending their unethical methods (especially NF), but from my narrow understanding of economics, it is considered to be justified.
Originally Posted by Jocko-Love
Simple fact: they use the money to pay the server and what-not. no money, no server. they need server and the big bandwidth allocation (or so they claimed) because they offer direct download service.
not all people can use bittorrent, IRC, DC++, kazaa, or other p2p services. example: student behind firewalls. they need the direct dl service to get their anime and manga.
buy the original? not all countries have the original stuff in their market. example again: what about a student behind a firewall in Nepal. (it's just an assumption, sorry if there's really original anime in Nepal, I don't know about that).
order the original from other country? well, not many people have the financial capabilities to do so. this argument also valid for the p2p users - they can just order it instead of dl it from the net.
they insult the fansubbers? yes, that is correct. they might make profits out of other people's work without giving something back in return. but, it is also the case for some fansubbers - they insult the mangaka (or anime creator) by subbing licenced anime. It's not really a blame game - just accept the fact that no one is entirely right or wrong in this matter.
I know that most probably I will be screwed by this, but I have said what I believe in. I do hope that those who disagree with me can give constructive arguments to counter my opinion.
Lastly, pardon my broken english. I've tried my best to make it presentable.
The greatest pain is loneliness.
I stand in front of everyone, looking for comfort, but all I see are eyes of disgust.
Someday I will become Hokage, and let everyone acknowledge my strength.