This step is going to be given more importance than it really has to Tommy Wirkoladirector of ‘Kill Buljo‘, the Norwegian parody version of ‘Kill Bill’. But I read a comment of yours that frankly caught my attention: Your defense for the right to download content from the Internet.

I explain. It turns out that ‘Kill Buljo‘ was already available on P2P networks, 6 weeks before its commercial release on DVD. What would undoubtedly be a problem for the vast majority of filmmakers, Tommy Wirkola does not see it that way, because for him, this is not a concern. He takes issue with the fact that everyone is free to see a poor quality copy, but that is present in people’s freedom to choose. Also, he sees it as the only way for certain people who won’t buy the DVD to see his movie, which is good in the long run, since it is his marketing tool. Although in a way he is a believer, since he makes use of downloads for private copying.

I will admit that I download a lot of TV-shows. But in my defense almost all of them have already been broadcast on television, and are already available for free. I also think it’s stupid to have to wait six or seven months to see a TV-show that has already been broadcast in the US.

We return to the same points as always: availability of access to content right at the moment of its release, being able to see certain films that in your region are almost impossible to release, a cultural note for the possibility of seeing certain films that have already been discontinued or difficult to get through other channels, that not everyone can afford to go to the movies very often, etc…

They are notes, which are on the street, but those affected do not want to listen. And we have an example with the same distributor of ‘Kill Buljo’, who has filed several complaints with the police against those users who shared this film on BitTorrent networks.

And Tommy Wirkola returns to understand the situation in a different way, thinking about the issue and looking beyond the simple complaint, seeing advantages where others see disadvantages.

I understand that CCV is pressing charges, and feels the need to protect their film. But the truth is that people are making copies of the film and putting it on the Internet. Also, all the movies nowadays are distributed through the web. And the worst thing would have been that no one had wanted to share the film

The situation is that sharing culture by allowing people to access all kinds of content. But of course, if, by safeguarding the values ​​of making money at the expense of culture, Sarkozy becomes Robespierre, the politicians taking action like an elephant in a glass shop, people will end up watching the cinema that distributors or the majors impose on us, and this is not always the highest grossing. Those who earn the most money always complain, who has noses, by the way.