Steal This Show S01E12: ‘Pirates – The Indie Producer’s Best Friend?’

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Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode we discuss recent news stories with well-respected indie producer Brian Newman, who explains that piracy isn't all bad.

stslogoIn this episode Brian Newman, CEO of SubGenre, discusses entertainment artists against the DMCA, British Lords against copyright trolls, and Dutch film producers suing ISPs.

Brian brings fresh perspective on the question of whether piracy’s really hurting indie film producers – and argues that piracy may not be a failure of morality, but of business.

He further explains how for him, P2P and sharing represents a real chance for filmmakers to develop audiences as the depth of choice available on services like Netflix is shrinking, Brian argues that piracy can be an important means of discovery for these companies.

Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing copyright and file-sharing news. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary and analysis.

The guests for our news discussions will vary and we’ll aim to introduce voices from different backgrounds and persuasions. In addition to news, STS will also produce features interviewing some of the great innovators and minds.

Host: Jamie King

Guest: Brian Newman

Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Riley Byrne
Original Music by David Triana
Web Production by Siraje Amarniss


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