The Internet's Own Boy
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 Kappenberger (USA) Selected films: WE ARE LEGION (2012), LIFE AFTER WAR (2003), ASCENT: THE STORY OF HUGH HERR (2002), INTO THE BODY (2001)