The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz | 2014
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz helped in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. His fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was his groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared Swartz 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. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.