Movie Director Thrilled About Downloaders… But Producer Still Suing
from the left-hand,-meet-right-hand dept
Remember how some independent movie directors and producers were thrilled that people found their movies worthwhile to download? Well, here’s a disturbing twist on those types of stories. TorrentFreak tells us about how the director of a popular Norwegian film is thrilled that people are downloading copies of his movie, and even admits that he uses BitTorrent to download stuff himself: “It’s flattering that people are making copies of the movie and releasing it on the internet. Besides, all movies today are released onto the web. It would have been worse if no one wanted to share the movie.” So what’s the twist? The production company behind the movie is going after those people who were file sharing the movie, asking the police to file charges against 14 people accused of sharing the movie. Once again, it seems like the left-hand isn’t paying attention to what the right-hand is doing.