@DP: Fair enough I guess your right as long as they are not actually linking sites that contain scanlations or fan-subs, theres no legit harm in it I guess. But I will disagree with you abit on the second part. support of unscantioned distribution of copyrighted material is never a good thing. I realize some people don't have the money/ and or ability (such as not having the product at all in their home country) to buy a series they like, but this whole modern mindset of I deserve instant gratification/entertainiment anytime, anyway I want is quite a disturbing one IMPO. Its like they say, just because you can do somthing, doesn't mean you should. I hate to sound like a Morel Oral here. But just because we now have the technology to get what we want when we want ( sadly many times through not so legal means) does not mean we have the right to.
I mean heck, I could just go online and read scans or watch Subs of Case Closed, but out of principle and respect for the creator of the various series I like and industry as a whole, I refrain from doing so. While true in the end fansubs & Scanlations will not kill the industry, they do harm it to a degree, and overall, they are just a source of disrespect to the origional creator of the series, and the company/companies that have the rights to it.
I know some people would say i'm wrong and that they are just showing the love for series they like, but if that were true they would stick to Fan-art, Fan-fic's and the occasional AMV. Not distribution or viewing/reading of illegal scans/subs.
But yeah, I guess in the end this is a battle/argument that will never end.