GOG.com has been making waves with gamers and its DRM-free games, but now the company is looking to expand its horizons, offering up movies and TV shows without the copyright restrictions that other outlets push on their customers.
The company will be starting out with smaller independent documentaries for $5.99 each, where they hope to eventually offer up studio films and TV shows. A GOG.com representative said in an email to Kotaku: "Most of [the studios we spoke to] admit that DRM does not protect anything, all protections are cracked on the day of the release of the movie or even before and that there is no DRM that can protect a movie against piracy. The whole industry knows DRM is just smoke and mirrors and it does not work, so why not abandon it?"
The first indie documentaries to arrive on GOG will be about gaming and Internet culture, with around 20 documentaries to arrive soon including Indie Game: The Movie, Good Game, and Please Subscribe.