When it comes to piracy Australians get such a bad rap, don’t we? It’s crazy. I mean people in this country are known internationally for being pirates! Politicians claim we pirate things because there are no safeguards against piracy. Louis CK knows better. Louis CK knows that we pirate his show Louie even! But here’s the crazy thing: he totally understands. He gets it. And it’s beautiful.
Speaking on the Opie & Anthony show, Louis CK explains how he went to Australia and everyone was telling him how much they loved his show, which was crazy since Louie doesn’t air in Australia. Eventually he put two and two together and the above rant is the result.
I love you Louis CK. You are impossible to not love.
But there is, of course, a grander point here. People in Australia, like all people, want to buy things. They want to support things. When we are denied the opportunity to support things in a fair way, we revolt. Simple as that. Media needs to change, not the consumers.