The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

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Brief Synopsis: "Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26."

Overall Ranking: 1480 (Rank from 2014: # 91)

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People Involved

  • Aaron Swartz (Himself (archive footage))
  • Tim Berners-Lee (Himself)
  • Cory Doctorow (Himself)
  • Peter Eckersley (Himself)
  • Lawrence Lessig (Himself)
  • Brian Knappenberger (Director)