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Posted 7/20/16 , edited 7/20/16
So I finally registered because I wanted to support the industry in whatever little way I could and all that jazz but I started with the 14 day free trial. I do intend to become a regular member (the $7/month thing) after that trial. Is that the same as premium or is premium like a "higher level" or something?

If that is premium, will everything from my trial carry over to the new trial?

Also do guest passes just randomly show up for you to give out once you are paying?

How exactly does the money paid benefit the industry? Does it just divide your money across the shows you watch? So it wouldn't necessarily be more beneficial to share your account with a friend who watches illegal streams (as opposed to them continuing illegal streams, not as opposed to them signing up ofc )?

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 7/20/16 , edited 7/20/16
There are three types of memberships, Free, Premium, Premium Plus, compare the benefits of each here:

/en/premium_comparison

For the two premiums, there are 1, 3 and 12 month plans scaling down your total cost, but you pay up-front for any of them. (each CR "month" is always 30 days, so 12 months = 360 days, not 365)

You viewing history carries over whether you stay free or upgrade, or even if you downgrade later, not sure what else you might have meant by that...

CR has a revenue sharing plan. Don't know the precise details, but something like half of your membership fee goes to a licencor or several of them, depending on the percentage of time you spend watching any given show.

You aren't supposed to share accounts, unless you live in the same household, as otherwise it goes against the TOS here, but having said that, for your hypothetical, if your friend was to watch the same show as you, then a higher percentage of your fee would go to that licencor because it would have more time against it. None of your funds go to unwatched shows.

Guest passes historically have come every 30 days, just like the CR month timeframe. There was a recent glitch where they stopped, and finally started up again though, without giving out the missing ones in-between, so they aren't necessarily "guaranteed".
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Posted 7/20/16
Sweet, thanks for the answers!
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