How CBC torrented a TV show

Here's a great, insider account of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's internal process leading up to their decision to put a high-quality torrent of the show Canada's Next Great Prime Minister online:

Tessa later said that the approval process was like playing a game of whack-a-mole. As soon as one approval had been given the nod, the next obstacle would pop up. Still, there was broad acceptance to the idea and in the end the approvals were easier than anticipated. It may sound like a difficult process to an uploader, but on the other hand, the list is much shorter than one a private broadcaster would have to check off. As a public broadcaster, our mandate to "be made available throughout Canada by the most appropriate and efficient means" really helped the cause.


(Thanks, Steve!)