The Internet’s Own Boy: New Documentary About Aaron Swartz Now Free Online


On BoingBoing today, Cory Doctorow writes: “The Creative Commons-licensed version of The Internet’s Own Boy, Brian Knappenberger’s documentary about Aaron Swartz, is now available on the Internet Archive, which is especially useful for people outside of the US, who aren’t able to pay to see it online…. The Internet Archive makes the movie available to download or stream, in MPEG 4 and Ogg. There’s also a torrentable version.”

According to the film summary, the new documentary “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.”

The Internet’s Own Boy will be added to our collection, 200 Free Documentaries Online, part of our larger collection, 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc..


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  1. dean says . . . | June 30, 2014 / 6:46 am

    Who the fuck cares.

  2. Sand says . . . | June 30, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    I do

  3. Raphael says . . . | July 1, 2014 / 5:52 am

    I do

  4. Peter says . . . | July 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    Me too

  5. Adam says . . . | July 2, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    I care!

  6. Barbara says . . . | July 3, 2014 / 6:28 am

    Important movie. I,m going to pass this on to everyone I know.

  7. Phil says . . . | July 3, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    Me too… Dean ur a fool

  8. Safdar Hussain says . . . | July 4, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    The Best Documentary.
    I will definitely share and show it to all my friends and all students in my Institute.

  9. mike says . . . | July 5, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    it is also available on youtube http://youtube.com/watch?v=vXr-2hwTk58

  10. fabiogeda says . . . | July 11, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    I care!

  11. Vruchtgebruik says . . . | July 12, 2014 / 7:29 am

    Is there any english subtitle for deaf ppl ?

  12. Maryam says . . . | July 13, 2014 / 2:49 am

    When Bouazizi committed suicide it sparked a revaluation. Swartz’s death should be no different. It dramatically highlighted the threats we all face when it comes to our basic civil liberties. It wad a painful wake up call that our law system is in need of drastic reform.

  13. Carlos says . . . | July 23, 2014 / 6:56 pm

    It’s because people like you “dean” that the world is in this f*cked up state…

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