paw broon wrote:Some of you involved in this conversation might like to have a look at the responses on CB+. I thought the subject would be of interest to members there so I raised it and was surprised at the strength of feeling in some quarters. A couple of us felt we should close it before it got a bit out of hand. See what you started!
http://comicbookplus.com/forum/index.ph ... 672.0.html
Paw: I read all the posts on this site you are aso a member of, and I feel the contributers there are all seasoned, passionate comics buffs with very forceful, spirited views on this subject, and the overall tone is more aggressive than on this site, but it made for interesting reading for all that.
I've never seen a comics topic on Comics UK evoke such polarized response as this one has, and it's actually changed the future for me personally, regarding how I will choose to view vintage comics material.
A lot of law-abiding, respectable comics fans seem to agree that the current system in place is not providing adequate vintage material for seasoned comics buffs--the technology to provide affordable archive material surely exists, but nothing is being done to provide hard copies legally, and it's no small wonder that bootlegged versions appear to be thriving.
If the proper channels are not sorted out, I expect we will see a lot more of this sort of thing [illegal copies] as a consequence.