[NetBehaviour] Yes Men Documentary Prospers with P2P Distribution.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Apr 11 11:26:40 CEST 2011
The activist corporate pranksters/video producers embrace peer-to-peer
distribution for their film The Yes Men Fix the World.
Peer-to-peer distribution is turning out to be a lifeline for
documentary filmmakers, and The Yes Men are pointing the way.
P2P or peer-to-peer distribution is an efficient and inexpensive way to
send large video files around the internet. While the technology is
better known as a simple method for pirating music and movies, that easy
accessibility can be used for legitimate reasons too. Political
activists The Yes Men (http://theyesmen.org) turned to P2P distribution
to get their latest documentary seen when other avenues were closed to them.
The Yes Men Fix the World was made in 2009; it chronicles the pair
playing button-down, deadpan, wildly irreverent pranks on powerful
corporations and agencies, embarrassing Dow Chemical and Halliburton,
among others. The documentary was first shown on HBO, which was a mixed
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