Footage of Lars Ulrich‘s famous testimony before a Senate Judiciary Committee in July, 2000 is featured in the upcoming Napster documentary Downloaded. In the clip, Ulrich accuses the groundbreaking file-sharing app of taking away control over product from the artists.
The documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the app and details the 2000 legal battle between thrash legends Metallica and the file-sharing service. The case was eventually settled out of court but remains an important cultural flashpoint to this day, tarnishing Metallica’s image in the eyes of many fans.
The film will be available for download on Monday, 1st July on iTunes, with a limited theatrical release in the US.
Watch: ‘Downloaded’ Napster Documentary Clip