The only people who aren’t benefiting from it are the fat cats up in Hollywood’s production studios. They’re making most of the money off of films. Not the artists behind the projects. The big time producers.
And, okay, when I want to see a painting done by, say, Pablo Picasso, I don’t have to pay Pablo Picasso every time I want to see an image of it, do I?
No, I can google “Guernica” and there it is. And I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m not claiming any rights to it. I’m not making any money off of it. I’m just viewing.
But…when I download a movie, which I am just viewing, not making any money off of or claiming any right to…suddenly that’s wrong?
Are films not art anymore? What makes them any different from downloading a picture of a painting onto my desktop, just to view?
The problem is, the MPAA and all these production companies who are pissed off about ~pirating aren’t seeing films as art anymore - they’re seeing them as a means of revenue. And as an aspiring filmmaker, that makes me very, very pissed off.
“Romance isn’t necessarily sexual. Romance can quite easily be completely platonic. Dean and Castiel’s relationship is a romantic one even if they aren’t necessarily a couple. So I guess it then depends upon what you define as ‘romantic’. To me, if Castiel’s vessel were a hot-ass chick there would be absolutely no question as to the romanticism behind his/her behaviour. But because we live in a heteronormative society one dude dying multiple times for another/saving him from hell/rejecting heaven for him/killing his family members for him/betraying god for him/continually telling him everything is for him/sacrificing 50000 lives for him apparently doesn’t fall under the ‘romantic’ heading.”—