Stand-up comedian Louis C.K is selling a direct download of his show at the Beacon Theater for 5 dollars.
No DRM, no forced email spam, no expensive middle-man – just value for value.
That’s how easy and convenient video distribution can be nowadays and judging from the comments on Reddit people seem to like it.
However, Louis C.K also heard that a DRM-free copy will be easier to torrent.
To accommodate this ‘threat’ Louis has a special message for torrenters at the bottom of the page.
To those who might wish to “torrent” this video: look, I don’t really get the whole “torrent” thing. I don’t know enough about it to judge either way. But I’d just like you to consider this: I made this video extremely easy to use against well-informed advice. I was told that it would be easier to torrent the way I made it, but I chose to do it this way anyway, because I want it to be easy for people to watch and enjoy this video in any way they want without “corporate” restrictions.
Please bear in mind that I am not a company or a corporation. I’m just some guy. I paid for the production and posting of this video with my own money. I would like to be able to post more material to the fans in this way, which makes it cheaper for the buyer and more pleasant for me. So, please help me keep this being a good idea. I can’t stop you from torrenting; all I can do is politely ask you to pay your five little dollars, enjoy the video, and let other people find it in the same way.
Update: $200.000 profit!