Some of you may have seen footage of Aqours’ First Live circulating social media recently.
This footage is illegal.
More specifically, it’s a satrip - illegally leaked footage from the satellite feed used to stream the Live Viewings. It shouldn’t belong in the hands of fans.
In fact, there is usually no officially released video footage until the Blu-ray preview and Blu-ray come out. Before then, any videos of First Live on the internet are likely illegal footage.
We understand that many of you are dying to to watch First Live, but for the love of Aqours…
DO NOT upload and spread First Live leaks around on social media.
By doing so, you are also publicly acknowledging that you are in possession of illegally leaked videos.
If you see any First Live leaks on social media, please report them.
These leaks have the potential to hurt future chances for Live Viewings. Live Viewings are a privilege, not a right. The satellite footage only exists because Live Viewings do, and if it keeps getting leaked and spread around every year, then Love Live! might decide that it’d be better to not have Live Viewings at all.
You may think that you are doing other fans a favor by spreading satrip clips, but you are also actively hurting the Love Live! franchise.
If you would like to support Love Live! Sunshine!! live performances, then please buy the First Live Blu-ray.
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