Just over thirteen years ago, a novel file sharing service called Napster sent the recording industry into a tizzy. Suddenly nobody had to pay for music any more thanks to the Internet. Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker pretty much single-handedly spearheaded the file-sharing revolution that the recording and motion picture industries are only just starting to catch up to.
Downloaded, a new documentary by Alex Winter, looks back at the history of Napster with interviews with some big stars. The trailer for the film recently dropped and it looks pretty damn compelling. Downloaded premiered earlier this year at SXSW and has been scooped up by VH,1 but there’s still no word on when it will air. [Animal NY]