The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)
Tuesday 3rd March 2015
The Internet's Own Boy, released on DVD by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment on 16th March 2015, follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz.
From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's ground-breaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare.
It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the on-line communities in which he was a celebrity.
This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
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