Black Butler author, Yana Toboso, made some heartfelt remarks in her blog regarding illegal videos and downloads. To quote from ANN,
Toboso reports that she has been getting more email messages and letters from fans like the following:
“I read them from ROMs I borrowed from a friend. LOL”
“I found and watched all of them on an overseas video site!”
“I became a fan with the second season, and then I watched the entire first season on an overseas video site. lol It was very amusing!”
Toboso said these actions are “unmistakably” illegal and added, “It is the same as shoplifting or leaving a restaurant without paying the bill.” According to Toboso, if people watch anime illegally or download them without authorization, “we creators and voice actors will not eat; this is no joke, we will starve and die. This is not ‘lol.’” She then said, “These actions, to paraphrase a certain Fullmetal character, goes against the Law of Equivalent Exchange! If you continue doing them, I really cannot make either anime or manga again. […] Unauthorized videos + downloads are wrong, absolutely!”
With such an expressive view, maybe she should become a part of the Manga Anti-Piracy Coalition.