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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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

  • 50
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    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

  • 67
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    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

  • 70
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Downloaded is still a vigorous retelling of Fanning's and Parker's wildfire achievement and its ethical pitfalls, even if there's little in the way of journalistic balance. show more

  • 70
    Andy Webster The New York Times

    No one is as intriguing as the thoughtful, soft-spoken Mr. Fanning, a onetime idealist thwarted by the piracy label and the dated assumptions of a calcified communications infrastructure. show more

  • 40
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    The doc is only about as revealing as a middling magazine article on the subject. show more

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