ADV Films Test BitTorent Promos
"For most in the culture industry, the chance of the file-sharing
program BitTorrent serving a positive function is as likely as Darth
Vader joining Habitat for Humanity. The popular program is a well-known
tool for downloading pirated versions of films and television series.
"But ADV Films, the largest distributor of anime in the United States,
has decided to make the best of a bad situation. To publicize its new
series ‘Gilgamesh’ and ‘Goddanar,’ it is releasing promotional packages
– not in stores, but via the dreaded BitTorrent.
Charles Solomon. File Share and Share Alike. The New York Times. Aug 21, 2005.
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