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Your Call: How did Aaron Swartz change the internet?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Brian Knappenberger, director of The Internet’s Own Boy. The film is about the programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. In 2013, while defending himself in a federal criminal case for downloading academic files, Swartz committed suicide. Online communities were shocked and outraged. The film asks, what do we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties? On the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.


Brian Knappenberger, director of Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary film about the life and activism of Aaron Swartz

Parker Higgins, activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation


The Internet’s Own Boy, about activist Aaron Swartz’s life and work, will screen tonight, July 4th, at the Roxie theater in San Francisco at 7pm.  It’s also available to watch for free online through The Internet Archive.

Take Part: The Internet's Own Boy

YouTube: The Internet's Own Boy - Official Trailer

Roxie: Sf Docfest - Screening of Internet’s Own Boy

YouTube: Digital disobedience: Brian Knappenberger at TEDxMidwest

Electronic Frontier Foundation