The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

  • Wed Oct 1
    7:15
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

intro & post screening discussion led by Tracy Mitrano, Director of IT Policy & Institute for Computer Policy and Law at Cornell

director:
Brian Knappenberger
cast:
Lawrence Lessig, Peter Eckersley, Tim Berners-Lee

A programming prodigy and pioneering developer behind such Internet staples as RSS and Reddit, Aaron Swartz also did groundbreaking work in political organizing around information access and restrictions. His political work ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare that ended when he took his own life at the age of 26. “The Internet’s Own Boy is a beautifully crafted film that opens a window on a world not everyone has entered yet, and exposes ways in which both the legal system and the U.S. government is lagging hopelessly behind technology.” (Variety)

website: takepart.com/internets-own-boy

format
BluRay color
runtime
1 hour 45 minutes
release year/country
2014 USA