“These are strange times indeed. While they continue to command so much attention in the mainstream media, the ‘battles’ between old and new modes of distribution, between the pirate and the institution of copyright, seem to many of us already lost and won. We know who the victors are. Why then say any more?
This documentary highlights the fact that because waves of repression continue to come: lawsuits are still levied against innocent people; arrests are still made on flimsy pretexts, in order to terrify and confuse; harsh laws are still enacted against filesharing, taking their place in the gradual erosion of our privacy and the bolstering of the surveillance state. All of this is intended to destroy or delay inexorable changes in what it means to create and exchange our creations. If STEAL THIS FILM II proves at all useful in bringing new people into the leagues of those now prepared to think ‘after intellectual property’, think creatively about the future of distribution, production and creativity, we have achieved our main goal.”
3 Comments / User Reviews
Maybe “Content” isn’t worth what people are asking for it. And if it costs millions to make content maybe that’s a bad use of capitol.
In the end artists are lucky to make the kind of money they do.
While I agree with the film’s premise, I have to admit that the plot is much the same as ‘Steal This Film’. Rather than fight the cultural change going on with music and films and, indeed, the entirety of Intellectual Property, the big companies that produce these works should have leapt on the bandwagon in order to control the distribution.
Instead, if you take historical reactions to loss of control into account, they are likely on the losing side. This is what the film outlines with a series of carefully researched scenes. The trouble lies with the collateral damage inflicted with the attempted repression of these global changes.
london crime scene big it up likinggggggggggg