Steal This Film Team Shares Raw Footage Online
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The guys “responsible” for Steal This Film and Steal This Film 2 have “recidivated”. According to P2P Blog, the enthusiast team has invited anyone interested in the raw footage of their second documentary to get it online free of charge. They are anticipating a positive response from film makers, remix artists and copyright activists who are expected to download the material for and reshape it after their own creative drive.
The material contains interviews with Bittorrent founder Bram Cohen, NYU professor Siva Vaidyhanathan, Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, EFF counsel Fred von Lohman and many others, and each and every clip is licensed under the liberal Creative Commons BY-SA license. This means that anybody can use the material for commercial purposes provided that the works resulted are offered under the same license.
Further more, through the project you also have access to a full transcription of the entire Steal This Film 2 raw footage, adding that everything is full-text searchable, meaning that you can search for a specific word and get results of every scene mentioning that word.The site says:
we are able to offer a full text search of the base material from which we made the film (see ‘find’, above). If your search term is found, you are taken to the frame/s at which it occurs and given its immediate context. Try it out! You can also browse the whole list of clips, if you don’t know what you’re looking for in advance.
The steal this footage the site employs technology built up for the 0xdb project that indexes films available on file sharing networks on which you also find the footage itself. You can get each interview as a HDV torrent or as an Ogg Theora torrent while subtitles can be separately downloaded.
Finally, in the spirit of cooperation and sharing, and by agreement with our interviewees, we are making this footage available to others who want to make films on this subject, and who may not have the resources to travel to and meet these exceptional individuals. We hope the HDV Torrents we have provided are of sufficient quality. If you have any issues, please contact us.