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One computer program that changed everything. Alex Winter tells us the story of a software developed in a university dorm room which rocked the foundations of the record industry, while also creating a whole new approach to music. Driven by the will to share the music files he had on his computer, Shawn Fanning, one of the greatest hackers of his times, began a new era in knowledge interchange. His actions drove the aged industry mad, straight into a series of legal action, at the same time as he paved the way for several new business models. SXSW 2013.

Alex Winter

He started his career as a child actor on Broadway and later in films such as Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989). He co-created and starred in the MTV series The Idiot Box (1991), and Fox’s Freaked (1993). He is the director of Fever (1999), featured in the Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals.