Now this is interesting: Sundance Winner ‘The Corporation’ Released for Free on BitTorrent at Torrentfreak.

We watched this as part of our Netflix queue recently. Is this free torrent a game changer? Will more film-makers, the rare ones that own rights to their film, release a version like this in the wild? Or at least additional materials or podcast commentary to be listened to with the film.

Perhaps it’s more relevant for message films: you have a strong message you’re interested in getting out there and gaining traction and discussion. Free is a good delivery mechanism. With more networked devices and portable devices able to play video, the opportunity abounds for the – at least affluent members of our society – to see your film / video.

Furthermore, this serves as another step to legitimatize torrents. And DivX. Hmm.