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RE: The endless buy it/download it debate.

You know, I think the biggest defense of downloading (albeit not a reason *not* to buy) anime of late is, ironically, the preservation of the original broadcast form of the episodes. With so many series being changed between broadcast and DVD release (and those same DVD masters being used for the international versions), the original form of the episode would be basically lost forever without the fansub scene there to distribute it all around the world.