BIFF 2020

The Internet's Own Boy

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Internet's Own Boy
USA/ 2014/ 1 t. 45 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Uten
CAST:
Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley
DIRECTOR:
Brian Knappenberger
WRITER:
Brian Knappenberger
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Lincoln Else, Brian Knappenberger, Scott Sinkler
PRODUCER:
Brian Knappenberger
TEMA:
UngFilm
Internet prodigy vs brave new world

Reddit, RSS and Creative Commons - all essential elements of modern Internet culture, and all projects of tech prodigy Aaron Swartz. Indicted with felonies of computer fraud after downloading millions of academic documents from JSTOR, Swartz faced a potential prison sentence of 35 years - and chose to end his life at the young age of 26. Via a series of interviews with Swartz' friends, family and business partners, THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY deals with important questions about the legislature of accessibility and public domain on the World Wide Web.

 

Brian Knappenberger

Brian Kappenberger (USA) Selected films: WE ARE LEGION (2012), LIFE AFTER WAR (2003), ASCENT: THE STORY OF HUGH HERR (2002), INTO THE BODY (2001)

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