I wished ahead of time that I new of the DVD's illicit origins in the first place. It is possible my sister had mentioned it on the sly the dubious nature of the DVD's.
All I remember is that she said her friend recently got these movies and her 'policy' is that once she watched them she tended to pass them on instead of keeping them. A policy that my sister used herself. It sounded like a rather expensive hobby but since it was my sister, I took her reasoning at face value.
I have never mentioned my principles of being out and out against the practice of bootleg movies. I have been open about it when the subject had come up online but the subject was never breached when I was talking with my sister.
I don't want to sound ungrateful ... afterall she did think of me when she thought of who should get the DVD's next and I appreciate the generosity but I'm ethically at a flummoxed point. I'm not going to openly condemn her about her practices but should I hint my ethical hesitations about accepting any more of these films? What do I do with these DVDs I have now?
I don't think the NYPL will accept them as donation (okay they might accept them at face value ... at first ... then might balk later when they find out their illicit bootleg nature) and I feel guilty already thinking about freecycling them to another person given my strongly held principles on the subject.
What do you think I should do?