[MMD/XNA] GAME RIPPED MODELS?
Action stations, action stations!
This topic is a big mess, I warn you before you start reading.HOW AND WHEN THE WORD "RIPPING" WAS BORN
The term "to rip [anything]" was born across the '90s and the 2000s. The main field this word was involved in, was the multimedia business. During those years a lot of new programs became available for a wide set of users, giving them the opportunity to extract and convert multimedia contents into other portable digital formats. This practice was a big issue for the commercial companies, as a lot of copyright protected songs, musics and movies started being "ripped" (to wav, mp3, mpeg, avi formats and so on) and redistributed for free.
It's fairly easy to understand the commercial damage: if a user freely downloads a full mp3 playlist ripped from a commercial album, that user won't (in 99.999% of cases) buy that album, and will listen to that playlist for free