People that create television and film content aim to produce the best possible experience for their audience. Sometimes the key to success is an amazing script; sometimes it’s brilliant acting, or unbelievable special effects. Whatever the crucial ingredient, it’s going to cost, because greatness doesn’t come cheap.
When viewers pirate TV shows and films, rather than buying a theater ticket or subscribing to a licensed provider, they send a message that quality is not worth paying for. That the content itself is not worth paying for. And that message has consequences.
If people are unwilling to pay for what they watch, fewer new shows and films will be produced. We will all be denied new, unique and interesting stories.
With content piracy, in the end, everybody loses.