BBC-Backed Pirate Bay Documentary Ready for Premiere
- TPB-AFK, the upcoming documentary about The Pirate Bay and its founders, is finally ready for a worldwide premiere. The film has been in the making for four years and aside from funds received from “the Internet” it received financial support from major broadcasters including the BBC. Director Simon Klose hopes that the film will be picked up by a film festival soon so it can be shared on the Internet, for free.
In the summer of 2003 a group of computer fanatics came up with the idea of starting a new file-sharing site using the then relatively new BitTorrent protocol.
The Pirate Bay was born, and nearly a decade and numerous court cases later it is still the most-visited torrent site of all time. But how did Anakata, Brokep and TiAMO – three guys from Scandinavia – become Hollywood’s worst nightmare? What drove them to mock copyright holders, how did they deal with the private investigators who were watching them, and what makes The Pirate Bay so special?