Michael Moore piracy quote #1: “I’m glad that illegal downloaders] were able to see my movie. I’m not a big believer in our copyright laws. I think they’re way too restrictive.
“I just read Don DeLillo‘s book √ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√ã≈ìFalling Man’, a wonderful book. If I were suddenly to take this out of my bag and say to you, √ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√ã≈ìHey, you should read this, it’s great’ would I be breaking the law? No. I’d be sharing something with you. I’m sharing a work of art with you, and what happens is that if you like that book, there’s a very good chance you might go on Amazon next week and order three more of Don DeLillo’s books, because you got the free book from me.
“I’ve never supported this concept of going after Napster. I think the rock bands who fought this were wrong. I think filmmakers are wrong about this. I think sharing’s a good thing. I remember the first time I received a cassette tape of a band called The Clash. I became an instant fan of the Clash and then bought their albums after that and went to their concerts and gave them my money√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√Ǭ¶ but I first got it for free. C’mon. Everyone in here’s either young or were young, and that’s how it happens, right?” — as reported by Coming Soon‘s Edward Douglas.