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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Pirate Bay Documentary Collected Enough Money to Release

Pirate Bay Documentary Collected Enough Money to Release

Pirate Bay Documentary Collected Enough Money to Release

Added: Monday, September 6th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The moviemakers working on a documentary about the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker website The Pirate Bay called “TPB: AFK” (The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard), has reached their goal of $25,000. That’s the exact amount they needed to pay to film editor and for renting a studio to make an observational, character-driven movie about 3 men whose hobby website launched a global political movement.


A couple of Swedish moviemakers have managed to collect enough donations to bring their film “The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard” to reality. Actually, the amount of money they needed to create the documentary has already been surpassed so far, exceeding $26,500.

This movie can prove to be a defining piece in the picture of 3 Pirate Bay co-owners and their early years and long-lasting fights with right owners, which ended up with a conviction for the copyright violation this past spring. However, the final decision has yet to be determined at the Court of Appeals, the hearing scheduled on September 28th.

The moviemakers call the film, 2 years in the making, a documentary about 3 computer addicts who managed to revolutionize the media distribution industry with their hobby website. Three guys, Tiamo, Brokep and Anakata – a tree hugging eco activist, a beer crazy hardware fanatic and a paranoid cyber libertarian, managed to force the White House to threaten the Swedish government with trade sanctions. The movie “The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard” showed what the pirates that Hollywood hates most went through on a personal level.

Besides the Pirate Bay co-founders, the documentary also features representatives of the video game, film and music industries, discussing their views on file-sharing. The representatives of Antipiracybureau, IFPI and MPAA act as the plaintiffs in the court, saying that their country, Sweden, became a literal pirates nest.

“The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard” is neither a fan film about the BitTorrent tracker, nor a journalistic work on copyright problem. The filmmakers describe it as an observational, character-driven movie about 3 men whose hobby website forced a global political movement. The release date of the film is scheduled to after the trial on October 15th, which is only 6 weeks away.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

September 6th, 2010

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Date:  Monday, September 6th, 2010

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site Friend (2010-09-06 20:18:58)
Grind3r avatarcant wait to see this documentary....should be a good watch :)

posted by (2010-09-06 21:00:09)
evilmother avatara joke how much the guys from bay getting o we will never sell out to the man

posted by (2010-09-06 23:22:41)
Brynn217 avatarNow just how exciting can this be? There is no winner in this mess, no real action... and not alot of subject matter to discuss... If you could shed the light on how much money Pirate Bay actually cost the studios, now that might raise a few eyebrows, but out of those who watch it, Like us, and the MPAA guys, who is really gonna care? Who's mind will it change?

I mean, how much proof do you need to change the mindset of the movie Producers that they will loose money in a free society? There doesn't exist enough because they will, the actors won't, they will adapt to change... And change is coming, this documentary only sheds light on the begininng...

posted by (2010-09-06 23:36:27)
No avatarIt should be good be there are many more sites out there that are much, much better than the bay

posted by Blocked (2010-09-07 02:05:53)
menahunie avatarBrynn217 - I agree 100 percent.
One thing was missed though?
This "documentry" can and most likely will be used in court against Torrent Sites by the RIAA, MPAA, and others.

>>If you could shed the light on how much money Pirate Bay actually cost the studios

We all know they can not or will not say because they do not really know despite making their insane muti-billion dollar claims with no proof and the court buys that.

You or I go into court as a plantiff makes a dollar loss claim against a defendant and the court will require hard documented proof of that loss; no proof we lose. Except the "Elite" of this society who live above the "Rules"; they make their own rules..

posted by (2010-09-07 02:24:51)
villain4ever avatarThe Pirate Bay has brought me endless hours of movies I thank them and the members for that! I look forward to downloading it for free and watching it...

posted by (2010-09-07 06:21:03)
evilmother avatarThe Pirate Bay has brought me endless hours of movies I thank them and the members for that! I look forward to downloading it for free and watching it... Right the Bay ppl turnd out to be money grubbers like the ppl they said they would never be.
One tine they said they would never sell out look what hapend .As for useing the movie in cout agencest them never happen .Thy would need sold proof not a here say movie even a documentary has fals plus if it was ll real it would hurt there case

posted by (2010-09-07 12:42:14)
Flibbertyjig avatarGreat article. Thanks for the share :)

posted by (2010-09-07 16:38:45)
nos avatarkool... :)Great article...

posted by (2010-09-07 21:11:47)
Major47 avatarGreat article looking forward to see its that documentry.Hope its released on ET as well.

posted by Sun (2010-09-12 16:40:54)
xazoulini avatari hate that site...there erase everything from me with no reason:(

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