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The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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A look into a tragic truth .....
15 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

.... and how an out of -'the peoples control'- government can and will destroy those who take a stand for democracy.

Here we have Aaron Swartz - a genius capable of reasoning the truth out of the often boggle of information most of us find ourselves lost in. Aaron showed initiative to better society - he was punished for this. Aaron did not commit a crime. The government arrested him and then assigned a crime upon him - speaking the truth is not a crime. So the powers that be came up with one and charged him with it - a total of 13 crimes he never committed. What is the motive behind this criminal act by the US government?

This documentary is a must see and is so nicely edited it is difficult not to become emotionally involved. Aaron Swartz was a man of integrity and driven by the quest of knowledge and understanding. Which seems to be considered anti-American by many 'in charge' people in this 21st century!


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