Is Piracy all bad?

In future of media on November 18, 2007 at 1:01 pm

The ways in which content is created and shared has changed so radically, it has left many traditional media players confused and bewildered.

I can imagine many jaws dropping when they read this effusive thank-you letter, written by an indie film producer to Releaselog. The cause for Eric D.Wilkinson’s gratitude: internet rankings of his movie,”Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth” have gone through the roof, thanks to an act of “piracy.”

Releaselog | » Piracy isn’t THAT bad and they know it

I do feel that we should abandon some of our cherished notions of ownership and control. Perhaps the Web is the medium through which you need to give away some in order to get a whole lot more in return.

  1. What’s wrong with a little sharing among friends, right?

    All kidding aside…

    I want to say THANK YOU for reposting this story. This film has been a labor of love for us for years and it’s great to see people reposting this story and talking about it.

    For those who have seen “Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth”, please, head on over to our IMDb message board at: and post your wonderful comments. You can also “rate” the film and post a review.

    Check out our website at and send us a “friend request” at (if you have a myspace page).

    Thanks again.


    Eric D. Wilkinson
    Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth

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