Although the topic of video piracy is no laughing matter, we have to hand it to writer-director Bruce Leddy. His response to Kim Dotcom’s July 17 open letter in The Hollywood Reporter still managed to find the funny.
Leddy writes that he is more than happy to take up Dotcom on his recent conciliatory offer, with one major proviso:
I’m tired of being a chump and writing and directing stuff for a decent wage when I could just as easily “share” other people’s stuff on the Internet and make huge money off it. So I’ve decided to start selling all your property on eBay, beginning with your pile of luxury cars.
That Mercedes Brabus SV12 alone will easily pay for my kids’ college tuitions. I mean, sure, they don’t technically belong to me. But if I can find a country where they don’t really have rules about that kind of thing yet, I’m going to be living large! Probably change my name to Bruce Web$tarr. Extra “r” for extra RICH! You like it?
Leddy’s directing credits include Cougar Town, Important Things with Demetri Martin and MADtv. He also won several film festival audience awards for his 2006 documentary Shut Up and Sing.
Leddy may want to start honing his music skills next. Dotcom just upped the July 17 open-letter ante with this July 20 ditty: