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

The Internet's Own Boy depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. It features interviews with his family and friends as well as the internet luminaries who worked with him. The film tells his story up to his eventual suicide after a legal battle, and explores the questions of access to information and civil liberties that drove his work.

Thank You

Thank you so much for sharing this link. This was one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is a very worthwhile way to spend some time. Not since I watched a documentary about Gandhi in the eighth grade have I been so riveted. I can only hope that I can be a little like Aaron and not anything like the oafish people who dogged him.

White House carved a loophole into the nation's FOIA Act

Just three months after President Obama vowed to run the most transparent administration in history, the White House quietly empowered itself to censor or delay the release of some information by federal agencies by carving a loophole in the nation's open records law that not even Richard Nixon envisioned using during his darkest scandal-ridden days. (04:50)


Five Stars! WATCH IT

Could Swartz have been driven to suicide? Coerced into suicide? Suicided?

Anyway, he was trouble and had to go sooner or later, one way or another.

In the houses of shadow,

Gee its just lucky for the corrupt innards of the superstate so many key and effective opponents suicide.

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Thank you for bumping this

Thank you for bumping this thread with a new link that works.

Aaron was an amazing person to learn more about.

I've shared his story now with others in the community.

Such a tragic way to lose a brilliant mind. Facing years in prison for essentially downloading too many academic journals / scholarly articles. It seemed like a story out of the twilight zone ; truth is stranger than fiction!