The rate at which streaming providers are rushing to produce original content and at the same time buying rights to the biggest movies is unprecedented, partly because the move of consumers to streaming at this scale, ushered in by Netflix, has rendered many traditional TV based providers less and less worthy of the high cable fees and interruptions by relentless advertising . The question is, is this move of films from theatres to streaming actually helping combat piracy? Is the pre-release bidding for streaming rights helping the producer recoup costs at a larger scale? Is it helping the film reach wider audiences across the globe and avoid censorship? Will the film industry eventually move to a streaming-first model ?