Saturday, February 12, 2011

Donate Bitcoins to Pioneer One

It is good to see positive and powerful trends coming together. This morning I have written about Bitcoin, and now I just found out that Pioneer One is accepting donations in Bitcoin. I donated 6 Bitcoins so far.

Pioneer One is notable both for being funded purely through donations and for being the first TV series created for and released on BitTorrent networks. See the Pioneer One website and the Pioneer One page on VODO.net. VODO helps promote and distribute new creative works all over the world and enables those enjoying shared media to make donations to creators.

I am a big fan of Pioneer One and VODO.net. This is an alternative distribution model for creative content (film, music, literature, are, whatever) which, if we consumers support it, will end the traditional model. It works like this: creatorors produce something good, make it available as a free download, and those who like it donate something to permit creators making a living with their creative work.

Pioneer One (2 episodes so far, a third coming) has been made with a few tens of thousands of dollars instead of many tens of millions of dollars like major TV series. Of course it is not yet as good as major TV series, but I think it is solid and professional work, and the plot is interesting. If we support this and similar initiatives, the quality will become better and better and we will have plenty of legally downloadable and sharable content at a fraction of the cost. Donate something to Pioneer One now to participate in the people's media revolution.