Neil Gaiman is a convert. Where finding his work on the internet years ago would send him into a tizzy, he's since come to accept—even appreciate—that broader distribution has meant a broader audience, and a broader audience has meant more sales.
Which isn't to say that all online piracy is inherently good. Just that it's not all inherently bad, either. And in many cases, it's the modern day equivalent of lending out a favorite book. [Comics Alliance via The Daily What]