McLaugh, the information is not sold. When you download an object, the manufacturer who owns the rights to the product sees it not your user information or contact details, just your company name. Again, the idea is to provide the architect/design community with real world products (high-end), and the manufacturers are just looking for reassurance that the goods will not be copied. We do live in the information age.
And FYI, I had to register to each and every one of the following sites: vray-materials.de, yahoogroups, renderosity, cadforums.cz to name a few.
McLaugh, when you present a product which belongs to a manufacturer, you have to assure them of their ownership. The site is a bridge between the manufacturing/design worlds.
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