Another crowdsourcing success: Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs”


Mike Daisey’s successful one-man show, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” bore more fruit this week.  He just released his stage play, about the anguish of discovering the terrible conditions in which iPhones are made, for use by anyone online.

The response: 60,000 downloads in 48 hours! He’s now had offers to produce his work in as many as 11 different countries. All he’s requesting is credit for the original work (but even that is unnecessary).

This is an example of creative commons at work. Daisey’s insured himself audiences worldwide as a result of this. Why can’t Hollywood think of making similar generous examples instead of trying to squelch indie producers like us?

If you are in Chicago, Daisey will be performing “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” at The Chicago Theatre in conjunction with WBEZ Chicago and hosted with Q&A by Ira Glass.

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