Each day, millions of youths from Canada and around the world download
music and movies off of the Internet. This epidemic of "unauthorized"
downloading has been cited by the record and film industries as being
the prime cause for billions in losses. Politicians have come under
tremendous pressure to pass legislation on the issue.
But despite all the media frenzy on the piracy crackdowns, there's been
very little attention to the topic itself. At the very best, news
reporters regurgitated the contents of an industry press release.
There was nothing of substance, which is where this documentary
fits in: we wanted to cover the issue in-depth. We interviewed industry
execs, copyright lawyers, pirates, consumers, artists, and everyone
we could think of - and made you this film.