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UNSOUND

The internet is free, but at what cost?
A film by Grammy winning producer, Count
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"A heroic presentation of the piracy threats to creative content and how they lead to privacy loss, hacking, and fake news.  A must-see documentary."
- Len Kleinrock, co-creator of the internet

UNSOUND SYNOPSIS

Unsound is a 3 part documentary series that takes on one of the most important, and overlooked social issues of our time, the powerful forces shaping the internet, and the unintended consequences impacting the world. 

 

The internet has transformed the world. We now have access to the history of the world’s music, books, films, and media that have taken lifetimes to create. These things define our humanity and our culture, and they are now freely available to the world. Free, but at what cost? It’s easy to look at this technology and only see the positives, but if you dig a little deeper, there is a far more disturbing story. From piracy, to fake news, hacking, the invasion of our personal data, and the corporate takeover of the internet, they all have one thing in common, they all exploit the power of the so-called free internet. It turns out, the 'free' internet isn't really free after all.

 

This timely documentary reveals the true cost of the so-called free internet, who is really benefitting, and the impact on our society. Over 20 years since the once idealistic free internet movement coined the phrase "information wants to be free", Unsound considers the unintended consequences of the most transformative technology in history.

 

The film features interviews with David Byrne, Noam Chomsky, US Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Jonathan Taplin (Bob Dylan, Martin Scorsese), Steve Knopper (Rolling Stone), Rob Levine (Billboard magazine), Matt Mason (Bit Torrent), John Perry Barlow, Lawrence Lessig, and other key voices, alongside personal stories from musicians, filmmakers, authors, and creators of all kinds. These creators, who were the first to go through the digital revolution, show firsthand how their lives have been affected, and how these important issues are now impacting the rest of the world in ways we never could have imagined.  

 
“The internet reaches millions of people...The fact that it's being abused is a great shame."

Len Kleinrock, co-creator of the internet

“As much as it connects us, it drives us apart...it reminds me of Wall Street in the 80s”

David Byrne, quote from Unsound

“Make no mistake, new artists you discover on Spotify will not get paid. Meanwhile shareholders will shortly be rolling in it."

Thom Yorke, Radiohead

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