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F*cking bootleggers

boon23

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I finally received a new password...
 

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It sounds like this iOffer needs to be permanently removed...however, reporting them to the proper authorities may bring the hammer down on us as well.
 

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this has nothing to do with our situation at all.
We are not selling fanedits. Nor offering them for sale. Nor suggesting to people to think about selling them.
It's a way different league.
So: there is no reason to be more afraid than ever.
And it is a very good thing to report ioffer.
 

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Applying to ioffer to offer my support. I see shit on there that I want all the time, but I'm not paying $30-40 bucks for a bootleg DVD-R.
 

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I went to report it as well but saw that the auction had ended. The following message was posted as to why.

The seller ended this listing early because the item was lost or broken.
 

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I am on eBay right now.
Cannot locate a "report piracy" or "counterfeit" portal.
 

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Vultural said:
I am on eBay right now.
Cannot locate a "report piracy" or "counterfeit" portal.


Thanks Vultural. If you click on an item, you should see a link for "Report Item" on the right of the screen where the Description and Shipping and Payments tabs are (right below the product images at the top).
 

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Sorry for the necro bump, but it's come to my attention former FE and OT member Forceghostrecon is charging people for physical blu-ray copies of his fanedits, which would include a slightly altered version of our own Digimodification's "Heir to the Force"
 

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It seems to be a matter of giving away blurays in exchange for 20 dollar donations. I'm unsure if that's intentionally meant as a cover up for selling edits, but it certainly seems like it.
 

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"Giving away" copies in exchange for donations is selling the edit, full stop.
 

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jrWHAG42 said:
It seems to be a matter of giving away blurays in exchange for 20 dollar donations. I'm unsure if that's intentionally meant as a cover up for selling edits, but it certainly seems like it.

I've seen some monks that operate that way in metropolitan public parks and such (well, not lately...).  By religious rules, they cannot sell things, so they offer free gifts.  But after I accepted a free gift once (they're very persistent), I learned pretty quickly due to the monk's change in tone that a donation was expected in return.  Awkward.

Pretty unconvincing legalism, IMO, but apparently it serves to assuage guilt pretty well.
 

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A monk once gave me a stack of books and asked for a donation.  I couldn't reach my wallet since I had a stack of books in them, so I gave them back to him to hold and gave him a donation.  He then put the stack of books away and handed me a thin pamphlet.  I was very annoyed.
 

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This reminds me of when I met a missionary from the US, he was talking about how the day before he gave a homeless man some money and then forced him to give that money to a christian charity organization. The missionary didn't understand why I was so disgusted with him.

Needless to say, if a donation comes with conditions, it isn't a donation, it's a transaction.
 

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Zamros said:
This reminds me of when I met a missionary from the US, he was talking about how the day before he gave a homeless man some money and then forced him to give that money to a christian charity organization. The missionary didn't understand why I was so disgusted with him.

Wtf that’s so dumb
 

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SDN Editions, which hosts a couple of fanedits that have active in-the-works threads here, also has a patreon
 

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But the edits aren't hidden behind a pay wall in the case of SDN editions. There just happens to be donations to help his site. Is that also frowned upon?
 
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