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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In 1999, Shawn Fanning, John Fanning, and Sean Parker cofounded Napster, a peer-to-peer file-sharing service that allowed users to swap music files over the Internet. Though the music industry shunned it, ultimately suing Napster and its brethren out of existence, Napster’s impact on the way we conceive of receiving and sharing music is unmistakable. Downloaded explores the advent of digital media sharing and the revolution that upended the music industry. The documentary showcases insight and commentary from various perspectives within the music industry, including artists, record labels, and the former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America.
New York Law School, "Movie Night, a screening of Downloaded" (2014). Institute for Information Law and Policy at NYLS (Event Posters). 82.