December 05, 2016  

Ashton Kutcher Defends His Decision to Pirate 'Killers'

June 3, 2010 (9:25 am) GMT
Accused of piracy after broadcasting the opening of the movie, the actor reasons, 'I think if we show the first 13 minutes of the movie and if people like it they'll go see it.'

has defended his decision to "pirate" the first 13 minutes of his new film "" online, insisting internet piracy will soon be a thing of the past when movie executives figure out a way of cashing in on the idea.

The tech-savvy star broadcast the opening of the comedy direct to select fan sites from the premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, June 1, prompting criticism from film experts and critics alike, who accused him of making light of a serious industry issue.

Some critics have even called on officials at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to reprimand Kutcher. But the actor insists he isn't breaking any laws, he's just promoting his own film. He says, "The film's good enough to sell itself."

"I just wanted to show people that... I think if we show the first 13 minutes of the movie and if people like it they'll go see it."

And, as for those who accuse him of piracy, Kutcher tells TV news show Access Hollywood, "Everybody calls people airing stuff on the web piracy just because they're not making money off of it yet. If they (executives) can figure out how to make money off of it, they won't call it piracy anymore."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ice Cube Is Up for Teacher Fight With Charlie Day in New 'Fist Fight' Trailer
  2. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Reach Custody Agreement. Will He Meet His Children on Christmas?
  3. Madonna Twerks in a Car in Sneak Peek of 'Carpool Karaoke'
  4. Is Selena Gomez Working on New Album With Hit-Boy?
  5. Kim Kardashian Shares Rare Pics for Saint's 1st Birthday as Kanye West Comes Back Home
  6. Mariah Carey Suffers Another Nip Slip as She and Bryan Tanaka Cozy Up at NYC Hot Spot
  7. Harley Quinn and The Joker Sport Very Different Tattoos in Early 'Suicide Squad' Concept Art
  8. 'Gotham': Cameron Monaghan Teases Disfigured Jerome With These Photos