by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jan 31st 2008 4:02pm
While the MPAA continues to insist there's really no legitimate use for file sharing apps, it appears that one film festival has decided that it's a great distribution mechanism for finding new films. The Cinequest film festival is asking filmmakers to submit their movies to a file sharing platform where people can view the films and vote for their favorites. The fan favorites for feature-length and short films will be added to the actual festival. The organizer has a few quotes that suggests he understands that piracy isn't the problem the MPAA makes it out to be: "No artists have ever starved because too many people knew about them."
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Torrent Madness: UK Cybercrime Official Argues That File Sharing Is A Gateway Drug To Crime
- Spying On Sharing: Canada's Intelligence Agency Collecting Data And IP Addresses From Free File-Sharing Sites
- Sony Hack Reveals That MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was A Lie
- Hollywood Studios Tried To Add File Sharing Sites To New Zealand's Child Porn Blacklist
- How The Copyright Wars Have Harmed Privacy And A Free Press