- Lawrence Lessig, Legal Scholar
" "Fair use" in America is the right to hire a lawyer. Wonderful." 
- Courtney Love, Artist
"But record companies own our copyrights forever.
The system's set up so almost nobody gets paid. [...]
Artists who have generated billions of dollars for an industry die broke and un-cared for.
And they're not actors or participators. They're the rightful owners, originators and performers of original compositions." 
- Michael Moore, Filmmaker
"I don't agree with the copyright laws and I don't have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it with people as long as they're not trying to make a profit off my labour. I would oppose that. I do well enough already and I made this film because I want the world, to change. The more people who see it the better, so I'm happy this is happening. Is it wrong for someone who's bought a film on DVD to let a friend watch it for free? Of course it's not. It never has been and never will be. I think information, art and ideas should be shared." 
- Quentin Tarantino, Filmmaker
"I would be a liar to say across the board 'No piracy'" 
(Tarantino 'had bought bootleg copies of old, hard-to-get films in New York to help recreate scenes in his blockbuster "Kill Bill") 
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