The original Steal This Film - a blistering review of how internet piracy is revolutionizing the film industry - was a word-of-mouth phenomenon attracting over five million downloads. With this official release Jamie King looks again at how Pirate Bay - a peer-to-peer website enabling users to download pirated material - grew from a basement in Mexico to a threat to the entertainment industry, and the catalyst of an international dispute involving the WTO, dawn-raids from the police, and the American and Swedish governments. This new version combines the attitude and the breathless pace of the original while delving deeper into the cultural and economical implications of copyright theft. Steal This Film examines how file sharing threatens to destroy existing distribution models while also offering new talents access to a worldwide audience at next to no cost. Steal This Film is an inside look at those who made it possible and how the authorities have responded. But more than that, it is also an example of how the very technology which threatens the mainstream entertainment industry is fuelling the growth in consumer generated content.