This is not directed just at you but anyone who is thinking or is currently downloading movies with little or no intent to go see the movie or buy the DVD.
If you fuck the studios you fuck Tarantino. Don't you see? Who pays Quentin? We do. We pay the cinemas, cinemas pay the studios. That's how things work. Piracy is total bullshit and you know it because who gets paid? No one. The problem isn't so noticable at the moment and the studios make multiple millions anyway you might say but.. think of the situation in 15 or even 20 years.
Everyone has decided to boycott the studios, no one pays for anything, broadband is now used by the vast majority of the civilised world, downloadable movies have reached a quality where no one needs to even buy a DVD. They can make up a truely awesome DVD themselves with the latest authoring software that makes the job very easy with little or no effort. Everybody downloads everything or at least 85% of the people feel this way. What then? Can the studios continue funding movies, can people like Quentin be allowed to make movies?, will there even be as many movies? will struggling filmmakers find it easier to get their first films made??? the answers are no and no and no and no.
Believe me, if we fuck the studios over eventually we fuck the filmmaker over as well, we fuck the distributer over because they need to get paid as well, we also fuck ourselves over because we don't have as many if any new films to watch at the theatre.
In fact, we'd be lucky to have anywhere near the choice we do now and those film makers not entirely pissed off about having all of the profits from their movies drained away will be few and far between. This is the world of tommorow we are looking at and anyone who supports this needs to think about what they are doing for the film industry in the general scheme of things. In short: DON'T download movies, see them in the theatre and then buy the DVD or don't go to the theatre and just buy the DVD if your that hard done by.