TechCrunch | Meet Tom Lowe, The Filmmaker Who Talked Back To The Pirate Bay | Gentlemachines |

On June 6, 2012, filmmaker Tom Lowe found his film, Timescapes, on The Pirate Bay. His response wasn't to sue the uploaders into oblivion.
"TC: Are you angry at the Internet?

Tom: Only when it’s slow. Of course not. My entire film “TimeScapes” was born of the Internet. I met the film’s producer and financial backer over the Internet. In fact, having only ever chatted on email a few times, he sent me $100,000 and a $50,000 Red MX digital cinema camera from New Zealand. It would be at least a year later that I actually met him in California."