Steal This Film II

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Steal This Film II
Steal This Film II Logo
Format Video (Web)
Genre Documentary
Origin UK, Germany
Language English, with some subtitled Swedish
Release Date 28 December 2007
Running Time 45 min
Created by The League of Noble Peers
Directed by Jamie King
Produced by The League of Noble Peers
Written by NA
Screenplay by NA
Distributed by The League of Noble Peers
Narrated by NA
Starring Members of The Pirate Bay and Piratbyrån
Music by NA
Cinematography by Luca Lucarini
Edited by Luca Lucarini
Production Company The League of Noble Peers
Location(s) UK, Germany
Original Channel NA
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking, Piracy
Follows Steal This Film
Precedes Steal This Film - Trial Edition
Associated Video Good Copy Bad Copy, RiP!: A Remix Manifesto, TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

Steal This Film II (Part 2) (sometimes subtitled 'The Dissolving Fortress') was produced during 2007. It premiered (in a preliminary version) at a conference entitled "The Oil of the 21st Century - Perspectives on Intellectual Property" in Berlin, Germany, November 2007.


Thematically, Part 2 "examines the technological and enforcement end of the copyright wars, and on the way that using the internet makes you a copier, and how copying puts you in legal jeopardy." It discusses Mark Getty's assertion that 'intellectual property is the oil of the 21st century'. Part 2 draws parallels between the impact of the printing press and the internet in terms of making information accessible beyond a privileged group or "controllers". The argument is made that the decentralised nature of the internet makes the enforcement of conventional copyright impossible. Adding to this the internet turns consumers into producers, by way of user generated content, leading to the sharing, mashup and creation of content not motivated by financial gains. This has fundamental implications for market-based media companies. The documentary asks "How will society change" and states "This is the Future - And it has nothing to do with your bank balance".

Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow called it 'an amazing, funny, enraging and inspiring documentary series', and Part II "even better than part I."


Film User Format Link Notes
Steal This Film II (2007) NA MOV, XviD, MP4

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