Nothing beats watching a film at the cinema. Films are part of our everyday culture: we like to watch and re-watch our favourites over and over again and if we can share that experience with friends and family, all the better.
We can buy DVDs or download movies from websites after they have been released at the cinema. As we know: we can do this legally via legitimate retail outlets or download sites. Unfortunately, the demand for film is so high that people have developed illegal ways of getting pirated (illegally copied – without the producer’s consent) films to the consumer. These pirated DVDs or illegal downloads are usually cheaper than the real thing, which makes it tempting to break the law for the consumer.
Film piracy is damaging the film industry and more importantly, the individuals who work within the film industry. The professionals behind and in front of the camera are all affected by the illegal pirating industry.