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Filmmaker Alex Winter explores the effects of music-downloading on the kids who accomplished it, the bands and businesses affected by it, and its impact on the world.

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Director: Alex Winter

Genres: Documentary

Downloaded (2013)

Release Date: June 21st, 2013|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • A fascinating, alternate-universe look at the dawn of the music-sharing phenom — once a cause of concern in the industry, yet now a footnote to our all-digital music marketplace. show more

  • Winter hits his stride detailing how the music bigwigs hung Napster out to dry, but couldn’t do a thing about their industry’s permanently altered business model. This exercise in recent nostalgia (the original Napster went bust in 2002) might have been better if the tart cynicism of that section had shown up earlier. show more

  • Winter's detail oriented approach does at least give the best recounting of Napster you're going to get, even if it's a biased one. And while some contrasting opinions would've been appreciated, Downloaded is still worth a click. show more

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'Downloaded': Watch the Full Napster Documentary Here! (VIDEO)

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Erin Whitney on Sep 12th, 2013 6:00PM

Remember that thing called Napster? Of course you do; it marked the start of a digital music revolution, the beginning of a new way of understanding piracy and the Internet. While the infamous...

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