The Director of 'The Internet's Own Boy' Talks About Aaron Swartz and His Activism

The film will be available in theaters and on demand on June 27.
Jun 26, 2014·
Kristina Bravo is Assistant Editor at TakePart.

“What exactly were they trying to deter?” asks documentarian Brian Knappenberger. He refers to the prosecutors who told Aaron Swartz’s father that they were going to make an example out of his son.

It’s been more than a year since the RSS creator, Reddit cofounder, and Internet freedom advocate took his own life. In this behind-the-scenes look at The Internet’s Own Boy, Knappenberger talks about Swartz’s story and how a broken criminal system unjustly prosecuted an activist who fought for freedom in a medium that we now live in.