So help me out with this one.
In the 1960s, when the current crop of “leaders” of Tinsel Town were in their politically formative years, they stole stuff all the time.
I have ex-good-friends who thought nothing in the 1980s of owning two VCRs so they could copy a rented VHS tape while watching it, returning said tape to the rental store the next day.
Abbie Hoffman even wrote a book, Steal This Book. A friend of mine did.
No law disliked by Baby Boomers ever has gone unchallenged or unbroken.
So now they run Hollywood. And now were supposed to worry about people stealing movies? How’s that?
Do laws matter only when Boomers take the hit? Why?
It’s also Baby Boomer “multiculturalists” yammering all the time about being accepting of other cultures. And Hollywood “Talent” and their Boomer handlers yammer the loudest. (Of course they also are the least-educated, but more on that another time.)
Umm… newsflash! Protection for intellectual property is decidedly Western (and very recent historically).
For China to stop pirating movies would be to demand of the Chinese culture a Western view of intellectual property.
Wouldn’t that be, umm, oh – – I don’t know…. Imperialistic?
So can we all ask of Talent for some consistency? If you bloviate against Western values and want us all to accept other cultures, then accept that other cultures don’t understand the concept of “ownership” of intellectual property. And shut up!
Or… if you want Western values when lack of same affects your pocketbook, then accept those Western values, put your “Multiculturalism” back in the gutter (where it belongs) and shut up!
But, whichever you choose, Shut up!