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In 1981, Wau Holland and other hackers established the Hamburg based Chaos Computer Club (CCC). The idiosyncratic freethinkers were inspired by Californian technology visionaries and committed themselves to hacker ethics. All information must be free. Use public data, protect private data. But not everyone followed the rules. Computer technology was still in its infancy and the emerging Internet became a projection screen for social utopias. What has become of them? The story of the German hackers, told by the protagonists themselves in a montage of found video and audio material. Wau Holland (1951-2001) dealt with the possibilities and dangers of global information networks long before they became commonplace. Along his biography and the early activities of the CCC our documentary reflects the philosophy of hackers, being concerned about the right to worldwide, unimpeded communication in order to make democracy possible at all. Peter Glaser, writer, blogger and honorary member of the...