The Internet’s Own Boy: ‘Cyber-Robin Hood’ Aaron Swartz Honored in Crowdfunded Documentary

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 2 Comments

The Internet's Own Boy, a public-funded documentary about Aaron Swartz, the late computer prodigy and digital-rights activist, is set for release. The co-founder of the popular social networking service Reddit fought for a free and open Internet. But a US government case against the programmer is thought to have driven him to suicide at the age of 26. RT's Marina Portnaya talked to the director of the documentary, Brian Knappenberger, about Swartz's legacy.  Watch the official trailer for the documentary film below:

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  1.' bumpercrop says:

    Aaron Schwartz is another hero of truth and love for humanity and all of life. I still have my doubts over his “suicide”. Although I can clearly understand how unending stress can devastate the human mind. Aaron was ahead of his time and made a path for all to follow, despite his early transition. His sacrifice, like the recent “suicide” of Michael C. Ruppert serves as a galvanizing force for those left behind. Aaron Schwartz chose to liberate useful information that would help all of humanity. For this, he paid with his very life. Check out “Reset the Net” slated for June 5th. In honor of our fallen heroes, let us do our part.

  2.' michelle says:

    I seriously doubt this guy killed himself. He was about to outsmart the government and they just couldn’t have that. There is nothing about him that says he was suicidal. he had a cause. the government just didn’t feel like keeping up with him.

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