As a ton of folks have been submitting, Miramax's CEO, Mike Lang, recently admitted that control over the distribution channel is a much bigger issue than "piracy."
Of course, that's what some of us have been arguing for ages. The "fight" over "piracy" has always been a fight about control
of the distribution channel.
"Piracy really is not the bigger issue for our company or for our library," Lang said. "It's been a lack of exploitation, just not getting it out there."
Nice to see someone in the industry actually willing to step up and say it. He also notes that he wants his movies to be available in as many places as possible, because actual competition will be better for everyone. Interesting to see him willing to say this out loud. Wonder if he'll get a "talking to" from the MPAA folks about undermining their whole argument by admitting the truth.