An Inspiring Documentary About the Life of Aaron Swartz

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This film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. 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. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

Definitely worth a watch. Its a very sad story and is painful to see good people like him be treated so badly while greedy corporates get away with murder.

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This film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. 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. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

Definitely worth a watch. Its a very sad story and is painful to see good people like him be treated so badly while greedy corporates get away with murder.


lol I cant be the only one who chuckled at the phrase "groundbreaking work in social justice"?

lol some people on this forum would definitely have a few choice words for Mr. Swartz
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I wouldn't call stealing a load of academic journals "groundbreaking", simply criminal really.

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I wouldn't call stealing a load of academic journals "groundbreaking", simply criminal really.

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Its quite sad to see you say that.

Aaron is an inspirational social justice warrior. He like many others believed that the PUBLIC DOMAIN should be open to the PUBLIC.

Is it right that the records of all human knowledge and discovery are locked away by greedy companies wishing to make huge sums of money by charging people for it?

Is it right that those less fortunate are not able to access these PUBLIC documents?

This man saw corruption and he went to try and fight for change! He is an inspiration.

I would have you reflect on this. The great Thomas Jefferson once said:

"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he is obligated to do so."
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