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Wednesday film – The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (full)

04 Mar

This documentary is a sympathetic look at Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder, activist, and programmer who committed suicide while under investigation for bulk downloading of journal articles from JSTOR. Two years later, I’m still troubled by the death of this brilliant, naive young man. Lawrence Lessig wrote a painful post that is very close to my opinion, but informed by being a friend and confidante of Aaron’s.

“The Internet’s Own Boy” is available via a Creative Commons license, so it shouldn’t vanish like last week’s film.

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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Side Topics, Video

 

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