Regarding the section on piracy in the Animated Infographic article on Cultural Weekly:
I know all the wrong arguments surround piracy and how and why they are wrong and specious.
Except one argument: the one about being able to access the films at all.
If there was a simple way of paying to view current films that aren’t being released in my country at all (and a lot of what is being shown at Sundance falls into that category), I would take it. And I can not imagine, that removing the theaters, distributors and marketing from the cost side, that it would be more than 3 to 5 bucks to view the film at home.
As an industry insider, I would love to be able to at least virtually take part in Sundance, but I understand that this makes the IRL cinema world even less financially viable.
Complicated new world indeed.
Source: Cultural Weekly