Can someone please tell me why every preteen kid with a webcam feels the need to reveal effects on YouTube? I was just on YouTube trying to pass the time by watching videos of my favorite artists performing their effects. And as usual I cant search anything magic related on YouTube without getting a thousand results with the word "Revealed" in it. I can't for the life of me understand the point of buying an effect only to expose the secret to the world. Some people seriously need to develop an understanding of how much goes into creating an effect and how much they are taking away from the artist. I seriously doubt that a few subscriptions and comments is worth more than the artist making a living off of his work. It amazes me that people don't seem to understand that they are in a sense hindering the growth of magic through revealing things on YouTube or any other site for that matter. It's cause and effect. If artists aren't making money for their work they will stop creating. It's like having a job and working for free. Who in their right mind would be okay with that? And of course every video has the "oh the effect costs too much...." and "Magic should be free to everyone" comments. Come on people. Really? If you can seriously agree with that then you are in my book not a magician. You're just some whiny kid with a deck of cards that your mom bought you from CVS who wants everything handed to him for free and without any of the hard work. Now I wish that I could know every effect in the world. But sadly I can't afford that. But that doesn't mean that i'm about to go out and steal the secrets of effects. I have more than enough respect for the people in my art to not do that. Instead i'll learn what I can little by little and master all that I have in my repertoire. And what of the spectators? Whats to stop someone from simply going online after watching an effect and finding out how its done after five minutes. Stuff like that just ruins the whole magical experience for everyone. Anyways if you've read this far than you can obviously tell that I am against piracy and revealing tricks. I wanted to hear from you guys though. What are your thoughts on the matter?