He'll be remembered as one of the most malevolent and self-interested sacks of human waste ever to walk the Earth. A man whose excesses knew no maximum height and who's cruelty knew no lowest depth. He was foul, despicable and disgusting... but I don't think even he was that evil.
And when he got a movie, he killed off two.
Four score and seven frags ago...
Uwe Boll also claims to be a film-maker, so I think it's clear we should take anything he says with a grain of salt.
I found that I was only interested in a few thousand albums of classic rock from the 1960s and 1970s and a thousand films. I've made copies of them from the public library DVDs and CDs.
I believe that making copies of works that you do not own individually are not covered under fair use.
Grandparent pays taxes. Taxes support the library. Library buys books, movies and music to make them freely available to the community. If the RIAA/MPAA don't want their products freely available like that, they should stop selling to libraries and/or sue them for lost sales.
I use the term "pirate" to describe myself, as do most of my friends who download movies, music and software (I use methods other than downloading, but that's splitting hairs). I don't mind being called a pirate, and I have no qualms calling anyone who does similar the same. But consider this: We all know what the worst word a white can say to a black guy is. However, plenty of black people use the epithet casually with eachother. The context is different, of course, but the use of the word is in and of itself a strike back at the racism that bore it in the first place. It is a re-definition of the word on the terms of the people to whom it was applied rather than the people who applied it.
To compare the struggle for civil rights and the fight against racism to this war of words between corporations defending an antiquated business model and the people who are getting content for free would be downright farsical. But I think that a sense still exists in all people to take certain words used against them, redefine them, and then self-apply them as a sort of "Fuck you!" to the other side.