Smith seems to have the whole CwF+RtB thing down cold — and has for many years. But, given all of that, I had no idea what his opinion was on the question of “piracy.” While he notes, at one point, that Disney will own the rights to his movies forever, someone asks “How much money do you think your projects have lost to piracy?” to which Kevin responds:
See, I think “How many more converts did I get from piracy?”
Bingo. The smart creator these days looks to use “piracy” to his advantage. Smith has done that and more.
Mike Masnick at Techdirt notes how director Kevin Smith disclosed his thoughts on piracy during a recent 24-hour Twitterthon question-and-answer session with fans.