The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (20-Jan-2014)|
Director: Brian Knappenberger
Writer: Brian Knappenberger
Keywords: Documentary, Internet, Biography
Documentary examines the controversial life and career of Internet activist Aaron Swartz.
Standout programmer-cum-Internet evangelist Aaron Swartz, co-inventor of the RSS protocol and co-founder of massively popular online community Reddit with a passion for activism, found himself thrust into a nightmarish legal battle towards the end of his life beginning with his 2011 breaking-and-entering arrest after downloading articles from closed-access digital library JSTOR and ending with his 2013 suicide by hanging. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz examines Swartz's troubling ordeal from a sympathetic point of view, portraying legal efforts against him as a repressive smear campaign borne out of his belief in free ("as in freedom") information and an open Internet.
||Inventor of the World Wide Web
||Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
||Constitutional and internet law
||Co-Inventor of RSS
||US Senator from Oregon
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