Last Friday night, TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Moments later, the indie documentary became freely available online, which left the film’s director, Simon Klose, grinning, not grumbling. It makes sense when you consider the premise of the film. Pirate Bay is, of course, the web site that allows users to share media (music, movies, games, software) through a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, some of it copyrighted, some of it not. And the new film, writes Wired, documents “the hectic trial of Pirate Bay administrators Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and Peter Sunde, who were eventually convicted in a civil and criminal copyright case in Sweden in 2009 that pitted them against the government and the entertainment industry.”
TPB AFK is available on YouTube and Pirate Bay too. It’s also listed in our collection of Free Documentaries, part of our collection of 635 Free Movies Online.
you are doing great work.
Companies can sue piratebay for hosting ‘stolen’ material when they sue IBM for making hard-drives, i.e. for storing it.
People should not be shocked if after a while a movie or a documentary will be seen available online for sharing. Pirate Bay cannot be stopped.