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

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  • 2014
  • US
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Brian Knappenberger
  • Written by: Brian Knappenberger
  • Cast: Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley
  • UK release: 29 August 2014

Gripping and revealing documentary about Aaron Swartz, developer of RSS and Creative Commons and a creator of the current global communications culture; hounded as a security threat by the US federal government, he took his own life. Heartbreaking and horribly revealing, it could have used more material from the prosecuting side, but many declined to contribute.

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

26 Aug 20144 stars

A gripping and revealing documentary that tells the heartbreaking story of an internet legend

As digital culture matures, stories about its innovators and pioneers proliferate, preparing to become its myths. What adds nuance is the fact that these entrepreneurs were not the thrusting alpha males who went into space, invented modern advertising…

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