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Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson Comment on Piracy of Harry Potter Films

Posted by: sue
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!

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3526 Points

this is horrible. no if’s and’s or but’s, this was definitely illegal and uncalled for, we can all wait until this installment is released on DVD/Blu-ray it won’t kill us. this shows disrespect towards everybody who worked extremely hard to make this film for us.

Posted by DesQueJteVois on July 23, 2009, 02:56 PM report to moderator
437 Points

I get the DVD’s – for the extra goodies included. :D

Posted by LadySidi on July 23, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
337 Points
I agree that piracy is wrong and illegal.
Posted by Mugglejeff on July 23, 2009, 03:23 PM report to moderator
1252 Points

Is there really more piracy for this movie than any other? I don’t condone it by any stretch, but I am aware that it exists… and I am just wondering if the proportion for this movie is similar to the pirated proportion of other films? (ie., is it just normal business??)

I would imagine that most of us at Leaky are anti-piracy… knowing how we all feel about spoilers… we like to wait for our content and it is always well worth the wait! Speaking of…. have we heard about any HBP DVD extras yet??? (Speaking of the OFFICIAL DVD of course.)

Posted by Princess Leia on July 23, 2009, 03:47 PM report to moderator
39 Points

why do ppl do it i would rather the real thing because u get the movie with better sound and the bonus discs

Posted by xharrypottergirx on July 23, 2009, 04:09 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

yeah it’s totally not worth it to get a pirated copy.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on July 23, 2009, 04:14 PM report to moderator
4640 Points

What GardenStateGeek said. I also think we should call it what it is: theft, not ‘sharing’. Seriously, how can you share something that wasn’t even yours to begin with?

Posted by SirEdwardsGuardian [WBM!] on July 23, 2009, 04:18 PM report to moderator
1828 Points

It saddens me how quickly these things become available. Piracy is flat out wrong!

Posted by ClaireM ~ROAR~ on July 23, 2009, 04:35 PM report to moderator
5180 Points

that’s horrid

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on July 23, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
5180 Points

that’s horrid

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on July 23, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
2976 Points

Dan sounds pretty serious. I’d listen to him! :P

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 23, 2009, 04:40 PM report to moderator
67 Points

The piracy of movies, music, and books is the theft of creativity and talent all over the world. When you purchase pirated items you are literally stealing from the actors, producers, all the way down to the guy who brought the coffee.

I hate pirates. I support ninjas instead!

Posted by muggleslovemagick on July 23, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
23113 Points

Well said GSG, it is stealing plain and simple!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on July 23, 2009, 05:07 PM report to moderator
478 Points

I agree that it is wrong. Those people other than the actors are affected and they deserve to make a living like everyone else. Shame on those who buy or do the pirating…they don’t know what they are missing by seeing the real thing.

Posted by beewell on July 23, 2009, 05:35 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

its outragous!

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