graeme_p - 3:38 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Most people wouldnt walk into a store and steal a DVD, because of repercussions.
Not because of repercussions. Most of us think that breach of copyright and theft are not morally equivalent. The classic Jefferson argument.
Films cost an incredible amount of money to make and distribute
Partly because the current model inflates costs, especially paying excessive amounts for stars. If you paid stars $1m a film....
The cost of special effects has also come down a lot, and continues to fall.
IN any case there are plenty of good low budget films, and we are not begging to see cheap free films - Sita Sings the Blues is one of the best children's cartoons, is a free download, and made more money than the usual distribution channels for indie films would have made for it.