Friday, January 28, 2005

Eyes on the Prize

Earler this month I read a WIRED story concerning problems preventing the DVD release of "Eyes on the Prize", one of the best documentaries ever made about the American Black Civil Rights Movement. The problems were due to copyright clearance problems with photographs and other material used in the film. Somewhat inevitably the internet has come to the rescue and this site is openly distributing digital copies of the film via bittorrent.
So a documentary about a movement that used civil disobedience is itself being distributed illegally in an act of civil disobedience. While we "never encourage piracy" anyone who is a regular bittorrent user with a bit of spare bandwidth should definitely download and help share this piece of history with the world.

Update - The links to the film have now been removed from the site in question at the request of rabid lawyers, however it is still available at various illegal bittorrent sites.

1 comment:

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