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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 2014

  • Brian Knappenberger
  • June 27, 2014
  • 105 mins
  • English
  • Documentary
Information is power.
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.


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Fantastic docu.... The greatness this kid (Aaron Swartz) had was astonishing... And greatness is far and few between.

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Great film, shows how broken America really is. Such a needles loss of life, with incredible potential left. Even before Snowden he was causing big problems. But he was doing so much good, driving changes toward a positive, informed, open society and government. The newly discovered pancreatic cancer testing is a testament to this, to give only one example. Tim Berners Lee's quote was exactly how we all felt and the loss is still painful even today. RIP Aaron, I can only hope that you have inspired others to take up your fight and take it to the enemy with even greater, unstoppable force.

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