Paul Fierlinger wrote:Don't you just hate thieves, including those who buy cracked software, which inhibits the faster development of upgrades and technology in general? How can I be optimistic when presented with this picture? I never had to think of such things before; I thought I have nothing to worry about because who's going to pirate Tulip? I never made the connection that pirates have destroyed the entire distribution network for everyone.
George Lucas probably foresaw this, and made sure to create physical, sell-able merchandise
Anyhow, it is a damn thing piracy, but we have to accept that it is like that. It does not come at all from people's low morality levels, and the word thieving has grown a big beard. The fact that there is ever-growing availability and accessibility to pirated copies creates a situation in which the felony act is not being done by the viewers themselves. The audience itself is only accepting the new reality, and follows along. To insist on not doing so is to turn the back on technology. At the moment that the big bubble of money exploded at the face of the music industry, it was obvious no other creative industry would, for the time being, succeed commercially. So in order to keep afloat, fresh and inventive ways are constantly spun out, and so the provision of self-distribution gets a serious face-lift. I find myself less and less frustrated with the destructive outcomes piracy and more envious with those who come up with a new way of bringing their film to the audiences, and with those who tweak their approaches into simple and contemporary distribution efficiencies.
Saying all this, it's often not our job to worry like this.
we only want to draw.