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Comedian Louis C.K. Posting Latest Stand-Up Special streaming or downloading on his website for $5

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    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Stand-up comedian and actor Louis C.K. recently performed for three nights at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for theNew York Comedy Festival. On December 10, 2011, he will post an online only broadcast of the show for streaming or downloading on his website for $5.

    Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times Arts Beat section discussed with him “why he was not bringing the special to a traditional cable television network” in a recent phone interview:

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    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Louis C.K., has declared that his ​
    experiment selling an online video with no copy-protection restrictions
    is a success.​


    In the four days since putting "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater" for sale at $5, the stand-up comedian has made a profit of about $200,000, he said in a ​
    statement
    yesterday. As a result, he hopes all his future work will be distributed the same way, he said.​

    Today's online entertainment world is a largely bipolar. On the one hand is legally sanctioned content that's locked through encryption. On the other is material that's been decrypted from DVDs or otherwise shared in violation of copyright law.​

    Szekely has--at least in this one case--has found a middle way.​

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