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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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Steal This Film is part one of a series, documenting the movement against intellectual property produced by The League of Noble Peers and released via the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol.

Stars: Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm, Aaron Swartz
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gottfrid Svartholm Gottfrid Svartholm ... Himself
Peter Sunde Peter Sunde ... Himself
Fredrik Neij Fredrik Neij ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Althin Peter Althin ... Himself - Peter's Lawyer
Anna Anna ... Herself - Video Blogger
Fanny Fanny ... Herself - Gottfrid's Friend
Carl Lundström Carl Lundström ... Himself - Fredrik's former employer, the 4th defendant
Jonas Nilsson Jonas Nilsson ... Himself - Fredrik's Lawyer
Tomas Norström Tomas Norström ... Himself - District Court Judge
Henrik Pontén Henrik Pontén ... Himself - The Anti-Piracy Bureau
Rasmus Rasmus ... Himself - The Pirate Bureau
André Rickardsson André Rickardsson ... Himself - Ex-SAPO / Swedish Security Service agent & IT expert
Håkan Roswall Håkan Roswall ... Himself - State Prosecutor
Ola Salomonsson Ola Salomonsson ... Himself - Gottfrid's Lawyer
Per E. Samuelsson 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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Sweden | Denmark | Norway | UK | Netherlands | Germany

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

8 February 2013 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pirate Bay lejos del teclado See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

One of the lawyers: How did you meet Fredrik and Gottfrid?
Peter Sunde: I don't remember, but I assume it was in a chat room on the internet.
One of the lawyers: When was the first time you met IRL?
Peter Sunde: We don't use the expression IRL. We say AFK. But that's another issue. But, I don't remember that either.
Tomas Norström - District Court Judge: Got to know each other IRL? What is that?
One of the lawyers: In Real Life.
Peter Sunde: We don't like that expression. We say AFK - Away From Keyboard. We think that the internet is for real.
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Referenced in The Good Neighbor (2016) See more »

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An education on things I never knew happened
5 February 2013 | by jimmydoyle1977See all my reviews

OK, so we all know ThePirateBay and the majority of netizens have visited it on at least one occasion to share files. What do we really know about the Pirate Bay ? Not a lot it seems. I was luckily invited to see an advanced screening of this documentary. I expected it to be an interesting story. I got what I expected and more. The twists and turns of the reality of how The Pirate Bay was formed, how the authorities went after them and how much The Pirate Bay has affected the lives of so many people, is such an intriguing tale. I definitely recommend this film to all netizens as a 100% must watch film about our generation and at it's core, our online culture and the attempts of the powerful to control the internet. Even if you are just a casual internet user who is mildly curious about internet culture, this is a must watch documentary. 10/10 because... gripping story that has never been told and doesn't end up as you expected... is truly... "gripping story"


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