Dustin, would you suggest we all download pirated L&L DVDs? How do you know they haven't been posted to the interwebs by L&L as "viral marketing"? If you know L&L hasn't done so (and do you have a policy statement to that effect?), well maybe Alakazam has. In the absence of affirmative policy statements, what would a reasonable default assumption be?
I think goat raised an uncomfortable but valid question about inconsistent attitudes in the magic community with regard to copyright. I sincerely hope he hasn't been banned.
Also, since you asked:
ITV: no plans to put shows on YouTube
Broadcaster says it will not do deals with video-on-demand aggregation services, but will build traffic for its own player
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/ma ... utube-hulu
A senior ITV executive has said today that the broadcaster had "no plans" to do output deals to put its programming on video-on-demand aggregation services such as Hulu, YouTube, SeeSaw and MSN Video Player.
The ITV director of online and interactive, Ben McOwen Wilson, told a session at the MediaGuardian Changing Media Summit that the broadcaster would instead seek to build online viewing of its programming via its own VoD service, ITV Player.
"Hulu is a major success in the US but the UK TV market is a different place," he added.