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TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gottfrid Svartholm ...
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Peter Sunde ...
Himself
Fredrik Neij ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Althin ...
Himself - Peter's Lawyer
Anna ...
Herself - Video Blogger
Fanny ...
Herself - Gottfrid's Friend
Carl Lundström ...
Himself - Fredrik's former employer, the 4th defendant
Jonas Nilsson ...
Himself - Fredrik's Lawyer
Tomas Norström ...
Himself - District Court Judge
Henrik Pontén ...
Himself - The Anti-Piracy Bureau
Rasmus ...
Himself - The Pirate Bureau
André Rickardsson ...
Himself - Ex-SAPO / Swedish Security Service agent & IT expert
Håkan Roswall ...
Himself - State Prosecutor
Ola Salomonsson ...
Himself - Gottfrid's Lawyer
Per E. Samuelsson ...
Himself - Lundström's Lawyer
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An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

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The Pirate Bay documentary began as a crowd-funded Kickstarter project in 2010, and was uploaded to all of the main torrenting websites (including The Pirate Bay) upon launch of the film. See more »

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Professor Roger Wallis: I support copyright, but only if it has a function of encouraging creativity, or economic incitement, or is an incentive to create. Not the way copyright is developing now, as a huge control mechanism for people who sit on large swathes of rights.
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Whale and Whale louse or the Furious and the Fast
9 February 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

TPB - AFK is a documentary structured like a political thriller and vice versa. It employs traditional film-making conventions (irony, drama, fact presentation) although the means by which it is produced, shot and distributed, are highly unconventional. It chronicles the persecution of the founding members of The Pirate Bay by members an objectively corrupt force. The film remains open-ended which is not only the right choice (dramatically) but also a realistic choice, as the ghosts of copyright infringement will probably haunt us longer than the war on drugs or terror. So, watch this first and pay later (or don't) if you like it, which is a far better deal than most cultural objects require from their audience nowadays...


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