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Aaron Swartz documentary The Internet’s Own Boy now takes a U-turn

Suicide is truly an awful act; however people committing suicide often get blind to all moral and preachy values of life. Late computer prodigy’s Aaron Swartz suicidal act has now got a U-turn and has become matter of new investigation after the documentary released on the same.the-internets-own-boy-documentary

Aaron Swartz documentary movie ‘The Internet Own Boy’ is document film directed by Brian Knappenberger, offers a new food of thought by introducing the several stages of Swartz’s life as a genius programmer. Aaron’s career in the field of internet right when he was teen and the development of RSS, Reddit and Creative Commons is diligently presented in the movie.


Knappenberger, has also directed other movie such as We are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists, but the present movie is more oriented towards the passion of promoting Swartz’s allegation “for a free and open internet without government censorship”. The rumor says that the director has invested around $75,000 Kickstarter campaign to cast the story of this internet body.

He has looked all the facets of this hero, right from unraveling the anti-stop online piracy act advocacy, to downloading the four million academic articles from the MIT server. After all this criminal act, the child could not survive for longer and handcuffed while led him to the huge embarrassment and finally to the suicide. The documentary is dexterously interwoven with the clippings of the colleagues and his partner, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman.

The movie has been crafted in the honor of Swartz’ mission of online open access and millions of fans can rent this film under the specific terms and conditions. The director plans to make creative common license available.

When news broke about his sad demise, there was shock among all Internet activists, as well all those Internet users who are familiar with the name Aaron Swartz. His family and partner said they were “in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing.”

“Aaron’s insatiable curiosity, creativity, and brilliance; his reflexive empathy and capacity for selfless, boundless love; his refusal to accept injustice as inevitable — these gifts made the world, and our lives, far brighter,” they said in a statement. “We’re grateful for our time with him, to those who loved him and stood with him, and to all of those who continue his work for a better world.”

Know more about the movie here.

About Ariana Whitmore

She has been writing columns on consumer gadgets since 2010. Her areas of interests include smartphones, tablets, mobile OS and apps. She holds M.C.S. degree and working on her startup, which aims to solve IT support issues.

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