Too late for this to be called news per se but it is true — Pearl Jam released a video of theirs online for free! It was on on Google video. According the the Google blog blog entry Attention All Pearl Jam Fans:
And in line with the band’s experimental personality, Pearl Jam released the “Life Wasted” video under a Creative Commons “some rights reserved” copyright license. What does all that legal gibberish mean to you? It means that you can download the video for free, share it with your friends, and even post it on your own site–provided you give the band credit and don’t use it for commercial purposes. It’s yet another example of Pearl Jam putting its fans first.
This is a great way of promoting their video. Their fans could share it with each other and with everyone at that. Fans support the band in different ways and if you think about it, they do not really lose much because fans will still want to their concerts, and get other paraphernalia.
For those who were not able to download the said video, it is not too late yet. There is probably someone among your friends or buddy list who has a copy of it on the computer or on their respective blogs. Just don’t forget one important thing: Pearl Jam has specifically said something about some rights being reserved. Make sure you credit the band.