[NetBehaviour] Yes Men Documentary Prospers with P2P Distribution.

marc garrett 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 
blessing.

http://tinyurl.com/6cgxyd2



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