"We knew we were a real film when we had pirates." Samuli Torssonen, Star Wreck Studios, on the appearance and sale in Russia and China of copies of the free, CC'd online film "Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning." The film was first posted online, for free, and downloaded 5 million times, before winning a commercial contract for DVD sale.
Stephen Lee adds to the community story. The film itself had more than 300 participants in the credits; it has been fan-subtitled in 30 languages, including Klingon.