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The Internet's Own Boy
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RELEASE DATE
7-4-2014

RUN TIME
104 min

MPAA RATING
(Not Rated)

GENRE
Documentary

STARRING
Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley

DIRECTOR(S)
Brian Knappenberger

PRODUCER(S)

WRITER(S)
Brian Knappenberger

DISTRIBUTOR

SYNOPSIS

The Internet's Own Boy follows 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.


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