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

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 February 2013 (Sweden)
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 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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Release Date:

8 February 2013 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

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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Must see for CopyRight lovers.
9 February 2013 | by LordElronddSee all my reviews

Excellent film. This is one film that took very long to make and was long expected. it gives you an excellent overview to what Piratebay is and what is its vision and mission ( although if you are a internet user, its highly unlikely that you are not already familiar with TPB)

we get to go around on the journey with 3 people who have the most influence on PirateBay and see the story and their troubles from their view points, not based on the lies that's being spread in the media. I personally had a immediate attachment to these people and I respect their work.

We get to see how far corporate giants in Hollywood will go to bring down these who are essentially creating buzz for them. Hollywood does not realize that the file sharing sites such as TPB does not damage their companies but rather by sharing the files online, they create an unwanted "buzz" that eventually leads to more profits for the companies. this point is very well shown in the film.

one interesting aspect is that you can see how the US ( mainly Hollywood) companies try to bully these guys off their ground. as if they also have such power in other lands. it is really sickening.

10/10. recommended to everyone.


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