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Downloaded Movie

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PIRACY TAKES A NAP Director and writer Alex Winter's documentary Downloaded takes a stark and realistic look at Napster, it's founder, and both their legacies.

Downloaded

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/01/13
director:
Alex Winter
distributor:
VH1 Television
author:
Alex Winter
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A-

Twelve years after the downfall of Napster, few would deny that Shawn Fanning’s infamous file-sharing service spawned a musical-technological revoltuion. Yet Fanning is still tainted by a ”pirate” aura, which is why Alex Winter’s documentary is so valuable: It tells the story of Napster in all its avid complexity, giving Fanning his due as an idealist who wrote more rules than he ever broke (Also available on VOD) A-