Blank Released on Mininova

March 21, 2009

Blank

The film Blank (IMDb #1326196) is the first film to be officailly released on P2P, it shows that filmakers are starting to see BitTorrent and other P2P protocols as not against them but a new way of sharing work with their audience, the difference with this and a common copy is that it allows you to donate. So say you download the film and like it you can donate back to the filmmaker

Background: Annodam Films will released the feature film ‘Blank’ from writer director Rick L. Winters on March 21, 2009 on Mininova and other torrent sites for everyone to enjoy. It is our concept that if people like the movie they will go back and make a donation or purchase the movie at www.blank-movie.com, thus allowing us to make another film and release it in the same manner. After the end credits of the movie BLANK there will be a trailer for one of the next feature films we are planning to film and release Peer to Peer.

This release could make way for a major shift in the way we experience movies, it’s unlikely as the cast and crew are paid on percentage of the gross, so no big Hollywood films. But it’s showing that film makers are starting to see P2P as a new medium of sharing there work instead of stealing it.

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Spotify – Instant Streaming Music

March 18, 2009

Spotify LogoSpotify is freeware, currently in private beta, which allows you to stream thousands of songs to your desktop for free. It really is how they say, Instant, simple and free.
The desktop program runs like your normal media player, however instead of using your own library you just search a artist or track into the search bar and you will see a list of match’s. Once you found a song you want click on it and almost instantly it will begin as if you had it on your computer.
It achieves this using P2P technology which allows it to run seamlessly, with hardly any wait.
It currently runs on Windows and Mac OS X, there are plans of a iPhone/iPod Touch version in the future which would be great considering how vast the library is using this service.
The software is fully legal and even though it uses the P2P protocol, it’s not illegal as some people would make you believe.

If you want to try out this amazing service leave a comment on this post and the first 5 comments will receive an invite to the private beta.