If you've ever read any scene NFO's, you'll probably notice a lot of hate for Bittorrent and any P2P in general.
ÞÞÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÝÝ Finally we believe P2P is bad for all, hurting content
ÞÞÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÝÝ creators and in the end will damage consumers.
ÝÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÞ A huge fuck you to all the bittorrent kiddies running
ÞÞÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÛÝÝ ads and in other way making money from content creators.
There's one from a Loki nfo.
I've used P2P a fuckton I know, but I have to say they do have a point, P2P hurts a lot of people.
Firstly, it hurts the original media creators, face it, if Lost episodes weren't on the internet, more people would watch it (although not that many). While content creators losses are not nearly as big as they claim, it still does hurt the creators.
I think the people that are really getting fucked over though are the sceners. If scene releases of Games/TV/movies never left the scene, there would be no FBI heat on the scene (besides that brought on by asian pirates).
The way I see it the VCD scene is getting fucked the most, someone takes a huge risk sneaking a camera into a theater in the first place, then upload it, time is spent encoding it and such, and it's released into the scene, the scene group intends for their release to not be spread past the scene.
At this point some member of the scene (probably someone who's useless, like a trader/curry) leaks it to P2P, now tons of people download it, causing FBI attention to be brought to the original group.
Yet p2p noobs still "thank" the release group in their torrent comments, even though there the ones that are leading to their possible imprisonment.
I think it should be legal to make copies of media you've purchased, but downloading should be illegal. People that take huge risks (camming) or use amazing skills (cracking) shouldn't have to be imprisoned because their work is leaked.
I know, since I'd guess ALL of the people on this site use p2p or are not in the scene, you'll be against this, it's a debate though, so it's expected
Here's a little explination for my change of heart about p2p:
Recently there were a lot of busts in the scene, a few people I knew are most likely going to serve jail time. It sucks to know that this could happen to me, and to know that these people that helped me are facing prison. While p2pers that don't contribute shit except giving attention to the scene get all their warez for free from some BT site.
I've always been against BT sites that aren't totally ad free/donation free. Making money off a BT site is like a double negative, it's stealing from both the scene and the content creators.