Napster, a pioneer file sharing service on the Internet, will have its story told in a documentary. Baptized Downloaded, the film premieres at the SXSW festival, Texas, on March 10.
TV channel information VH1, which financed the feature.
Two days later, at the same event, there was a panel with Alex Winter, the documentary director, and with Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker, co-founders of the service.
The film recounts Napster’s journey from birth in 1998 until its sale Rhapsody, an online music store, in 2011. In the trajectory it will be possible to follow more details of Napster’s fight with the music industry and how he lost his hearing to other services like iTunes and Spotify.
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Pirate Bay, another popular and revolutionary service in the world of piracy, will also have its story told in documentary. Named “TPB AFK”, the film will be distributed free over the internet. Watch the trailer and see more information here.
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