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05.01.14 Andy Cush

The Internet’s Own Boy, a crowdfunded documentary about the late internet hero Aaron Swartz, recently debuted at Sundance and will see theatrical/VOD release June 27. The trailer above focuses on Swartz’s later years — specifically, his protest against SOPA/PIPA and the criminal case against him after he downloaded millions of articles from the academic research database […]

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01.10.14 Andy Cush

To mark the one-year anniversary of his death, the tireless internet activist and programmer Aaron Swartz received a tribute from the street artist BAMN — “by any means necessary” — on the walls of ThoughtWorks New York City, the last place Swartz worked before he died. The work, like much of BAMN’s, is political, with […]

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04.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

A new Kickstarter project was launched today for a documentary about Aaron Swartz. Directed by Brian Knappenberger, The Internet’s Own Boy explores the life of internet activist and programming pioneer from his formative years on the internet and involvement in both RSS and Reddit up into his final days of arrest and prosecution involving the downloading of nearly four million academic […]

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