I remember reading a story about the Kickstarter campaign from Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander and looking to create a new space MMO-type project. The results of his campaign proved there *was* a market, and he was starting to get investment bids from private investors as a result to further fund his game.
They're not giving money away for nothing (unless the project happens to get scrapped for one of a hundred different reasons Hollywood projects are cancelled) -- they get the tickets or the posters or whatever their donation level earned them.
You could say the same thing about people who buy tickets to see the movie when it's released.
Yeah, Hollywood accounting sucks, but this hardly makes anything better or worse.
Funny, the video doesn't mention anything about what might happen after six strikes.
It does say there's a way to challenge alerts, but only after you receive several? Why can't I challenge the first accusation? (Not that I have any faith the challenge will be heard fairly -- who's funding this "independent" review system?)
Actually, thinking about that a bit, if that turned out to be true, we could just sit back while the "anti-piracy" cartel went after them. Probably be far more effective than any military action we've done there. Sure, it probably violates a few clauses of the Geneva Convention....