Louis CK recently released his special “Louis C.K. Live At the Beacon Theatre for a nominal fee to the public. He wanted to conduct a social experiment on people obtaining his work. He made his special so affordable and accessible, piracy did not put him in a financial struggle. He released a statement on his website discussing this experience.
I learned that money can be a lot of things. It can be something that is hoarded, fought over, protected, stolen and withheld. Or it can be like an energy, fueled by the desire, will, creative interest, need to laugh, of large groups of people. And it can be shuffled and pushed around and pooled together to fuel a common interest, jokes about garbage, penises and parenthood.