Werner Herzog: Piracy is the Most Successful Form of Distribution (ScreenDaily)


¨Piracy has been the most successful form of distribution worldwide,” said Herzog in response to a comment from Ukrainian producer Illia Gladshtein of Phalanstery Films. Gladshtein said he was only able to access the filmmaker’s works via illegal Torrent sites in Ukraine. “If you don’t get [films] through Netflix or state-sponsored television in your country, then you go and access it as a pirate,” Herzog continued. “I don’t like it because I would like to earn some money with my films. But if someone like you steals my films through the internet or whatever, fine, you have my blessing.¨