When I heard the provenance of part of the item was in dispute I set back and decided to await some sort of outcome from the principles in this matter.
Lemniscate wrote:... I mean, if somebody releases somebody else's effect, should you really buy it? Isn't that exposure? And, worse, exposure with monetary gain???
That touches on what's causing me internal conflict. What's bugging me is how to feel about:
What if I had bought it and learned it?
What if I feel like asking about it seeing as it's already been exposed?
What of those who've learned it already and are out there doing the thing well (or not so well)?
What of those who are out there selling or teaching the item?
What to do in order not to get swept up in the echoes of something similar which happened to someone close?
I don't have any ready or easy answers on this yet - just some parts that want to have or do or think or feel or believe different things. I'm giving them a "time out" in the name of decency toward Mr. Green and Mr. Weber and our group's integrity. Obviously none of those parts mentioned above are happy about this "time out" but for now I'll distract them with other matters.