The Internet's Own Boy
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 2014
FILM CREDITS: BRIAN KNAPPENBERGER
DURATION: 105 min
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz has his fingerprints all over the internet; he was integral to the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co—founded the global social news and entertainment website Reddit.
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 .