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Attack of the Cyber Pirates
Attack of the Cyber Pirates Screenshot
Format Video (TV)
Genre Documentary
Origin USA
Language English
Release Date 2002
Running Time 29 min
Created by NA
Directed by NA
Produced by NA
Written by NA
Screenplay by NA
Distributed by BBC
Narrated by NA
Starring Shawn Fanning
Music by NA
Cinematography by NA
Edited by NA
Production Company BBC
Location(s) Various
Original Channel NA
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/the_money_programme/2134313.stm

Attack of the Cyber Pirates is a documentary published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC The Money Programme series in 2002.


In bedrooms all over the world, music and film fans are downloading billions of tracks and movies - for free. It's reached the point where the film and music industries are expressing fear for their very existence.

Since the birth of the internet, the giants of the entertainment industry have been unable to get their act together to sell their wares successfully on the web. Instead they've been out-maneuvered by pirate networks which give away the product for nothing.

The entertainment business sunk Napster but an armada of alternative pirate networks immediately appeared on the horizon. Music fans now download 3.6 billion tracks per month and film fans are downloading half a million movies a day.

Impresario Pete Waterman warns the pirates: "The very thing that you're downloading, you'll kill." But others blame the entertainment industry for failing to adapt to the new technological order.

The Money Programme explains the debate around what unabashed pirate Keith McIver describes as "an unstoppable force."


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Attack of the Cyber Pirates (2002) NA [ Archive.org]


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