'I'm in favor of movie theft, except, you know, when it's bad'

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Michael Moore is backtracking somewhat from his support of bootlegging. You may recall he supported the idea of stealing movies for private use at Cannes and if you don’t,  YouTube will remember it for you:

He has a slightly different perspective now:

“Every filmmaker intends for his film to be seen on the big screen,” Moore said. “This wasn’t a guy taking a video camera into a theater. This was an inside job, a copy made from a high-quality master and could potentially impact the opening weekend boxoffice. Who do you think benefits from that?”

When asked about accusations that he may have leaked the film himself for publicity purposes, Moore scoffed at the notion:

“Oh no. The (Weinstein) brothers are devastated.”

There, see? Totally different.