The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
- 1h 45min
- 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 Swartz26 Aug 2014
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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