That's a little rough, 2F. Are you serious? Did you actually believe that James was intent on involving you in a criminal escapade? Stop being such a self-righteous bully! I agree that the request is out of line, but I believe that James was honestly mistaken regarding the legalities of his position. Some kind and guiding advice would go a lot farther in our dwindling film community than telling him to get lost.
Sorry if I was a bit "rough" in my remark. It was not a general comment to "get lost" from the Website. It was specific to this "venture." But the sentiment was serious, and I do not see how it is being a bully to say that. Being a bully is picking on someone smaller than yourself. As for being self righteous, I suppose so. But that is not necessarily a bad thing in all cases.
"Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."