Vimeo Debuts New Rental Service with We Are Legion

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On November 13th, the video-sharing website Vimeo unveiled its new rental service. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists is one of just six films that were hand-picked by Vimeo staff members to preview the new service. Other staff picks include the independent documentaries Beauty is Embarrassing, Jeremy Jones’ Further, Shut Up and Play the Hits, Sunny, and Son of the Clouds: The Last Colony.  Vimeo staff member Jeremy Boxer writes that the films chosen “are exemplars of a new age of creative sustainability, one in which creators can sell their own work directly to their fans on their own terms.”

Boxer goes on to say, “Our mission is to support totally original video and the people who create it, which means providing more than a home. It means creating an environment where creators can access the resources to make their next film, and the one after that. Our new pay-to-view service enables creators to upload and distribute work that they depend on for their livelihood, all with easy setup and affordable rates. In turn, our community gets access to amazing work from the world’s leading filmmakers.”

Films rented through the service can be viewed on nearly any device, including smart phones, tablets, connected TVs, and more. We Are Legion is currently available as a 48 hour rental for $4.99.

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