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

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Release Date: June 27, 2014 (NY)
Studio: Not Available
Director: Brian Knappenberger
Screenwriter: Brian Knappenberger
Starring: Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley
Genre: Biography, Documentart
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: 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 groundbreaking 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 online 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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