How many of those artists would've produced MORE important works, and maybe lived longer, happier lives if they'd been able to earn a living at their art?
So, do you go to work every day just because you love it, without an expectation of being paid?
Sure some Artists will create art and give it away because they love doing so, but many more will be prevented from doing so by the need to focus instead on making a living.
Do you really believe that producers will put money into films knowing that they're going to be ripped off?
Maybe if torrent distribution could be monetized, there'd be some validity to your arguments, but really... right now it doesn't work. Money for indie films is drying up... really!
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