on Jan 27, 2009
Tired of people uploading low-quality versions of all of their old material to YouTube, the guys behind Monty Python put up a huge chunk of their material in clean, organized, high-resolution* glory. People then bought the DVDs by the truckload.
This sort of thing does not exonerate pirates, but it does suggest that perhaps DRM and lawsuits isn’t the best way to fight them. Not that I needed convincing.
* High resolution being somewhat relative when it comes to streaming videos. You’re not going to mistake this for Blu-ray or anything.