Paramount Teams Up with BitTorrent
“From day one we’ve maintained that The Tunnel is not supporting or condoning piracy, but instead trying to incorporate a legitimate use of peer-to-peer in our distribution strategy internationally.” --- Enzo Tedeschi, Producer/Editor, The Tunnel
Gadg got some news that might shock you all: Paramount and BitTorrent are teaming up. That’s right folks, we’re not kidding. The anti-piracy studio has teamed up with the popular piracy tool with the release of their movie, The Tunnel on May 19. Paramount will also release a DVD of the movie and it won’t be available in theaters.
Now the big question is: Are the film’s producers giving up the fight against piracy? Is it time for a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”?
The movie’s producer/editor Enzo Tedeschi told Torrentfreak: “From day one we’ve maintained that The Tunnel is not supporting or condoning piracy, but instead trying to incorporate a legitimate use of peer-to-peer in our distribution strategy internationally.”
The Tunnel‘s official website offers more insight:
“We believe that if we stop fighting the peer to peer networks, they could become the biggest revolution we have ever seen in the way we share entertainment and information.
After spending years being frustrated by what we saw as the movie industry’s short-sighted and conventional outlook towards the online community, we decided it was time to try something different — The 135K Project was born.
We figured that movie posters and collectible frames from movies are being sold every day, so what if we could raise the money to make ‘The Tunnel’ by selling every individual frame of it? We would be able to make a movie unencumbered by a studio’s need for box office. We could do what we got into the industry to do in the first place. Tell stories we like and get them out there so people could enjoy them.
What’s the key to doing that? You.
If you like the look of ‘The Tunnel’ or the idea behind The 135K Project — buy a frame or two, blog about it, follow us on twitter, seed and embed the finished film when it’s released. Whatever you can do. It will all help and show the world there might just be another way. Who knows where that might lead?”
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Meanwhile, here’s the trailer of The Tunnel:View Article Source »