-Reads the link.-
...huh...so what this guy Phade is really worried about isn't the AMV community but HIS server...which is likely raking in quite a substantial profit and he's simply greedy. I mean the idea that the music industry would ~only~ allow YouTube...um...it's not like they have some kind of exclusivity contract with them. Really that "argument" if you can even call it that is completely absurd. What he's REALLY worried about is them finding the org and then demanding THEIR SHARE of HIS PROFIT. Anyone whose ever run a high end server operation whose looked at the donation stats of this site knows full well just how entirely full of shit Phade is if he's trying to claim that he's not making significant bank. And if money was ~really~ such a problem (which is highly unlikely unless some fly by night hosting company is takin him for a ride) he could just throw in Google adsense banners and generate another $200 to $500 a month easy with this sites traffic. Fact is, his "arguments" are hollow at best and it's ~so~ easy to see his true intention...he doesn't want competition and he's simply not willing to work with the music industry to legitimize his site. I saw some other posts about certain music selections that are already banned here, 10 to 1 says this guy Phade didn't put in ANY effort to WORK WITH the artists/labels, he probably acted like he was doing something wrong and the second they told him to take the stuff down he made like a stereotypical black slave screamin, "YES MASSAH, RIGHT AWAY MASSAH" rather than even attempting to START a dialogue that COULD have led to legitimization of the .org, really that's what this community needs more than anything, but Phade is a very poor leader and I doubt he'll step up to the challenge. 10 to 1 says he lets this place burn to the ground before he even considers trying to negotiate with the music industry in the way that YouTube did. I just don't think he's got the balls.
PS - If YouTube is a legitimate site now...by NOT allowing links to that site and "blurring" the name....well that's sort of like claiming, out loud, that your site IS NOT legitimate and they you're refusing to work with a LEGITIMATE site...that in and of itself will do FAR more harm than good in the long run since one of the best defenses the org could get is to align themselves with YouTube.