Synopsis

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is a documentary that follows Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, and Fredrik Neij, the founders of The Pirate Bay during their trail during 2009 against Swedish prosecutors. The film begins in the Summer of 2008 and concludes on 25 February 2012.


This documentary concentrates on the feelings of the three founders as they go through the trail and interact with the various parties involved in the trail. The most notable people that appear during the documentary are Monique Wadstead, the lawyer representing the movie and game industries, Hakan Roswall, the state prosecutor for Sweden, Tomas Norstrom, district court judge, and Peter Althin, Ola Salomonsson, and Jonas Nilsson, the lawyers representing Gottfrid, Peter, and Fredrik.


In addition to following the court proceedings and the following appeals, the documentary also discusses the politics and laws behind the Pirate Bay. This includes talking about the Pirate Party, the Pirate Bureau, the history of anti-piracy law in Sweden, and how these laws apply to other countries. 


Lastly, the movie talks about the technology and locations behind the Pirate Bay and how these have evolved over the course of the websites life, as well as over the course of the trials.


All of these topics are discussed throughout the movie, using the court proceedings as a background. The documentary tends to be sympathetic to the views of the founders of the Pirate Bay and parties related to copyright reform.

Relvant technology:

  1. Internet Server Providers (ISP)
  2. Web servers
  3. Websites
  4. Domain Name Servers (DNS)
  5. BitTorrrent
  6. Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
  7. Data Encryption