‘Piracy Has Been The Most Successful Form of Distribution Worldwide’ – Werner Herzog

The influential film director, Werner Herzog, shared his thoughts about piracy during a film festival in Switzerland. According to the Independent, after Herzog was told his films could only be found on illegal torrent sites, Herzog responded, “Piracy has been the most successful form of distribution worldwide.”

The German director said he preferred for people to pay him for his films, but if someone can’t find his work on “Netflix or state-sponsored television, then you go and access it as a pirate.”

Herzog, who has directed more than 60 films added, “If someone like you steals my films through the internet or whatever, fine, you have my blessing.”



Image adapted from: “Piracy” by Tobias Vemmenby is licensed under CC BY 2.0