Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson Comment on Piracy of Harry Potter Films
July 23, 2009, 10:00 AM
As a follow to our post yesterday on the piracy of Harry Potter films, such as the recent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, CNN has a new video online where actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry) and Emma Watson (Hermione) express their dismay over the piracy and illegal downloading and file sharing of their Harry Potter films. Potter producer David Heyman also comments on the rampant piracy taking place with many films, noting that it not only hurts sales but also affects budgets for future films and more.
Thanks to Katie and CNN!
I always wait and purchase my DVD’s. They look better and I love the extras. Shame on those who buy the these!
Really..why do people Pirate these movies..I mean,It hardly loosen ur wallet,watching a movie!! =P
Yeah, my first first comment!!
I feel bad for all those people who work on the movies and then it’s leaked online or something – like what happened to Wolverine.
Hehe! That’s me! Katie! It’s my first news tip. :)
anyone who does something like that is a cheap peice of crap. its stupid. just wait until you can buy the movie.
it’s never gd quality why spoil the film Just have patience
waiting never kills anyone
I’ve never bought a pirated movie – just not right
YUCK. I wonder if they are going to get LIFE sentance? (the people who sold those pirated stuff, not the actors. LOL)
i hate pirating…i really feel for the business, it is not our right to take what they have worked on, have you seen the credits for those movies?! LOOOONG those are all the ppl affected by pirating. it’s sad. and it is true what they are saying, the kinds of movies that we love and grown accustomed to will probably not be able to be made bc there wont be money for them.
Like everyone else has said, it’s sad (which is probably an understatement) that some people feel the need to sell or buy illegal copies of movies. The cast & crew work so hard to create a movie, and this is like stealing from them … and like Heyman said in the article, it affects budgets for future movies :(
It is so wrong to do that. I know the waiting is hard but considering the pirated material is bad, or unfinished or maybe not what you wanted it’s much better to wait. Besides, I wouldn’t want to put all those people out of work. Shame on them!
Hopefully anyone who calls themselves a Harry Potter fan will stay away from these illegal copies and have some patience!
I get very frustrated when I hear people say, “I never pay for music.” Well, you should rephrase that to say, “I always steal music.” It’s just flat-out wrong — whether it’s “sharing” music or buying pirated DVDs. It’s theft — plain and simple. Don’t do it, and discourage your friends as well.