icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Milos Forman deems online piracy “communism”

Milos Forman deems online piracy “communism”
Oscar-winning Hollywood filmmaker Milos Forman, who directed such movies as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” and “Amadeus” has likened web pirates to communists, saying they are “promoting a communist ideology.”

At the World Copyright Summit the highly-praised filmmaker spoke about the importance of creators’ rights in the fight against piracy and the impact of free Internet content.

“Pirates also think everything on the Internet should be free,” Forman was quoted as saying by the online source SlashFilm. “But that is like going into a department store or supermarket, and just because you got a shopping basket for free, everything in the basket should be free, too,” said the acclaimed director, addressing the challenges faced by filmmakers in the 21st Century.

A harsh opponent of communism, Forman was born in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), in Central Europe. After the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, he left his native country for America to become one of the world’s top filmmakers.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.