Louis C.K. pledges to sell upcoming HBO special worldwide and without DRM for $5

Comedian Louis C.K. has announced via Twitter that he plans to sell a soon-to-air HBO special for $5 “a few months” after it debuts on the premium cable network. Perhaps even more notably, C.K. says the standup show will be available globally and free of any DRM. It’s not unusual for HBO to sell such comedy specials via traditional physical media, but it’s very much unprecedented to see the company relinquish control of that content and allow it to be offered digitally with few viewing restrictions.