BBS Documentary Released Under Creative Commons License

BBS: The Documentary is written and directed by Jason Scott Sadofsky. The 8 episode series about all aspects of the history of the dial-up Bulletin Board System is the result of over 200 interviews.

Recently Jason gave his reasoning on why he has released his work under a Creative Commons Attribute-Sharealike 2.0 license.

Considering the project has taken around 3 years and $50,000 of investment to make, this is a bold move but one that Jason is happy with. You can read about his thinking on copyright and distribution in this inspiring essay that explains all: Why the BBS Documentary is Creative Commons.

Release features include:

  • 5 and a half hours of episodes
  • Over 80 minutes of bonus footage
  • Commentary Tracks and Statements by Jason Scott
  • Easter Eggs
  • Subtitles on all Episodes and Footage
  • Region-Free DVDS
  • No Copy Protection, CSS or Macrovision
  • Licensed under Creative Commons
  • Includes music by Treewave 
  • DVD-ROM Section with:
    • Thousands of photos
    • Additional audio interviews
    • Speeches by Jason Scott and guests

The price is $50 plus shipping and handling. You can view the trailers here.

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