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by Simon Klose


At the turn of this century, the Swedish file sharing platform The Pirate Bay was growing at a phenomenal rate, enabling internet users to share films and music free of charge. But Hollywood in particular does not pull any punches when it comes to such breaches of copyright and, in 2008, the founders of the platform were put on trial. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde live in their own digital world. They can hardly believe it when the court confuses megabit and megabyte. Seeing themselves as technicians whose aim is to run the world's largest web platform, they claim indignantly that their actions are about freedom, not money. The closer the film gets to them, the more pronounced their lofty perspective on reality becomes.

international title: TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard
original title: TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard
country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
sales agent: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Simon Klose
film run: 85'
film editing: Per K. Kirkegaard
music: Ola Fløttum
producer: Martin Persson, Simon Klose, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Anne Köhncke
production: Nonami AB, Anagram Produktion, Final Cut for Real, Piraya Films Norway

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