The makers of the freely available file-sharing documentaries Steal This Film and Steal This Film II have released a new movie just in time for the lawsuit against the Pirate Bay. The 51-minute film features interviews with the three administrators-turned-defendants as well as Electronic Frontier Foundation senior staff attorney Fred von Lohmann, Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler, Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, Smart Mobs author Howard Rheingold and many others. It can be downloaded in its entirety via BitTorrent from the filmmakers’ web site.

The film in its current form is a kind of preview of Steal This Film III, which is expected to be released later this year. The subject of the last part of the trilogy will be the Pirate Bay, and the makers are currently in Stockholm to shoot footage of the trial, according to TorrentFreak. The first two episodes were apparently downloaded around 5 million times, and I wouldn’t be too surprised at all if part three will become even more popular, if only because of the extensive media coverage of the trial. Continue reading on

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