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Old Jun 8, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by LiquidAcid View Post
The reason is very simple: When you buy a bootleg then you don't support the original artist with your money, but the bootleggers.
Unless you're buying newly-released soundtracks or purchasing direct from the original composer or publisher, you're not supporting the original artist with your money either. They won't make a cut off of sales from eBay or YahooJapan auctions, and they certainly don't make anything when buying/trading on forums or sites like this.

Note that I don't disagree with the notion that bootlegging is a problem, but the channels of obtaining VGM albums outlined in this guide aren't exactly supportive of the original artists either.
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