Alex Winter

actor and director

Alex Winter appears in the following:


Friday, July 26, 2013

A new documentary called "Downloaded" explores the history and consequences of the file sharing service Napster. Bob talks to the film's director Alex Winter about how Napster sparked seismic changes we now take for granted in the music industry.

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Napster Revisited

Monday, March 11, 2013

The new documentary Downloaded tells the story of Napster, the file-sharing service that ushered in a new era of digital music. Launched in 1999 by a group of friends that met on the Internet, Napster grew to 20 million users -- many of them living on college campuses -- before being shut down by a court order in 2001. Before he traveled to South by Southwest to premiere Downloaded, director Alex Winter (who starred with Keanu Reeves in the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure films) joined John Schaefer to talk about Shawn Fanning, Sean Parker and Napster's other co-founders.