We are usually left alone for several reasons, but #1 is the main reason
1. WE DON'T ALLOW PRE-RELEASES!!!!
1 (b). See number 1
2. Punk bands generally are receptive to the exposure they get. We provide that. That's our genre. Each and every one of us can name a 100 bands or more we never would have heard if we didn't download it. The biggest example of that for me is Leatherface, as an American I would never have even heard of them if I hadnt talked to people on this forum and others. And when they finally came to the US a half dozen years ago or so, i knew every fucking word of every fucking song they played. Never would've happened without sites like this. And while I was at the show, I bought several shirts and talked to the singer for about a minute while he signed an album for me. They were here to play the FEST 7 in Gainesville and they played a one off show at the Skatepark of Tampa to make a few bucks a few days before the show, when the skatepark did the unofficial pre-FEST. Now there is an official pre-FEST and its in Ybor City but that's a whole other topic for another thread.
3. Any band that has any problem with having their music up, or any label for that matter, can ask us to remove it and we do, immediately. Punktorrents has similar concepts, they removed anything on MVD because MVD asked them to. We've only had one label ask us to remove stuff and we did, but I don't think they are around anymore. it was an Oi! label if I am not mistaken.
4. Movies and TV shows take precedent over music in the current law enforcement environment.
Private trackers are the way to go people, if you are going to download tv and movies. Especially to download them before the DVD is on sale. I got several warnings for my wife downloading Pretty Little Liars, of all shows, from a public site like KA or TPB before I figured out that silly show of all things was the reason. Now we just share my main private account.
By the way, people still use demonoid? Holy shit. I had a Suicidal Tendencies torrent up there from like 10 years ago that was still the main torrent people downloaded many many years later
"We've been divided, we've been bled,
Like a chicken without a head.
Running frantically amuck
Taking but not giving a fuck."