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Weekend Reel Reads: It’s an Avengers World, We Just Read About It

  • By Steve Greene
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  • May 6, 2012 1:33 PM
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From poster board to poster to pirates, this week's selection of film-related reads looks at all stages of the Avengers experience.

Another Perspective on Piracy and Film Critics

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 5, 2012 6:59 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A film critic from Australia provides an interesting response to our earlier post about critics and piracy.

Is it Okay For Critics to Pirate Movies?

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 3, 2012 3:00 PM
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  • 66 Comments
Abortion is to politics as online piracy is to movies; the hot button issue that will never be resolved, the debate with two intractable sides that refuse to even consider the other's argument, the conversation where any attempt at civil discussion inevitably devolves into name-calling and anger.  Copyright supporters believe pirates are hurting business for everyone, pirates believe they're hurting no one.  Copyright supporters say piracy is theft; pirates say no definition of theft describes theft that doesn't disturb the original property.  Around and around we go, in a whirlpool of torrents and tirades.

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