New Trailer – Downloaded (A Documentary On Napster)

Alex Winter (Bill & Ted, The Lost Boys) has made a documentary on the online file sharing company Napster and its effects on the internet and online behaviour as a whole. Chronicling the company from inception to demise this looks like cracking stuff!

Synopsis: The rise and fall of Napster and the birth of peer-to-peer file-sharing technology created by Shawn Fanning when he was a college student, changed music to movies, and made possible everything from Julian Assange, WikiLeaks to the iPod and Facebook. It became an expression of youth revolt, and contributed to a complete shift in how information, media and governments work. And it is a fascinating human story, where this 18-year-old kid invents a peer-to-peer file-sharing system, and brings it to the world six months later.

My thanks to Vimeo and Slashfilm for the footage.