Nov 12, 2012
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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.

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.

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    Louis CK does it again. I now I am buying as soon as this thing comes out.
  4. tiffanyhouser reblogged this from thisistheverge and added:
    love it! direct to fans - ‘One man has convinced a huge corporation to play ball, guaranteeing that his fans come out...
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    The man.
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    Go Louis again. Hood start HBO.
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    I’m gonna with they were given a choice of airing it and letting him sell it his way later, or not having a Louis C.K....
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    This is why I can’t help but respect the shit out of this man.
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