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Downloaded (10-Mar-2013)

Director: Alex Winter

Writer: Alex Winter

Keywords: Music Documentary

Documentary chronicles the rise of peer-to-peer file sharing on the Internet through an examination of the functionality's most prominent example.

Created as an attempt by actor-turned-filmmaker Alex Winter to examine the controversy surrounding peer-to-peer file sharing and Napster in particular from both sides of the contentious discussion and debate, Downloaded features interviews with various music industry figures in addition to software developers and executives from the Recording Industry Association of America to tell a true-life tale of how the simple concept of "free music" divided a world and forever changed the face of the industry it impacted.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Perry Barlow
3-Oct-1947   Co-Founder, EFF
Mike D
20-Nov-1965   Beastie Boys
Noel Gallagher
29-May-1967   Former guitarist for Oasis
Lawrence Lessig
3-Jun-1961   Constitutional and internet law
Henry Rollins
13-Feb-1961   Black Flag
Hilary Rosen
22-Oct-1958   CEO of the RIAA, 1998-2003


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