The issue is that, unlike concert band, half the guard's score is based on the design of the show. If that is copied, then that group gets an advantage. This is competitive art, not just performance art. There is no way for the judges to know a show is copied, so we have to police ourselves.
The sad part is there are an unlimited number of ways to perform a creative program without simply copying it off the Internet. Why not just do it the way you're supposed to do it?
Well said and thank you! If we listened to these yahoos we would never hear a band play again. Because everything is a rip off. You all need to quit your bitching. Those kids worked their butts off... more