I am not going to sit here and pretend that I have never used a bit torrent program or a peer to peer network for downloading stuff. Hell, how else is a man supposed to get his porn? And, I do understand the frustration of companies when they don't get what they feel is the full worth of a film or a song because people are illegally downloading. I got it. I understand. In the UK there is a movement started by Kenneth Branagh to crack down on the illegal downloading of films because he feels his films are not making as much as they could because people are illegally downloading them in the UK.
I'm guessing that Kenneth doesn't know much about the world of illegal downloading. Last time I checked the way all the sites worked was that people who share a film or a song must actually have it on their computer or there is nothing to share. Ummm. Kenneth. I don't think there are many people who have a copy of Five Children And It sitting on their hard drive. And even if someone had it on their hard drive, I'm guessing they are probably not big in the whole P2P movement. I'm thinking you probably didn't get a lot of money from that effort because no one went to see it. In my experience, and this is just for doing research, I find that the films most readily available for download are those films which actually took in a few dollars at the box office. I know Kenneth. It's unfair and you need to find someone to blame. But, I really don't think that you will see a noticeable uptick in your box office grosses for your films even if you got all downloading banned. Now go do some press for Valkyrie.