Post in forum #244542 - [Rule Change] All paid content is now DNP forever.

NotMeNotYou said:
Your opinion boils down to that the artists should be happy that their content is being pirated because it means it's good. If it is good, why is it not good enough to pay for it?

because artificially restricting the distribution of infinitely reproducible materials is upholding the fuck-you-got-mine mentality that online artists possess.

it's selfish to remove the actual benefit that your site's users get for the theoretical benefit that artists get.

what's stunning about your decision is you haven't produced any evidence that uploading paid work to e621 directly correlates to a loss of income for the artists who produced the work.