The Internet’s Own Boy screening, Oct. 27

Aaron Swartz in 2012 protesting against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Source:

Do you use Reddit? Heard of RSS? Then you should see a free film screening of The Internet’s Own Boy at the Ursula C. Schwerin Library’s Multimedia Resource Center. This film documents the life of Aaron Swartz, a computer programmer, political organizer, and Internet activist, who has had a hand in building many technologies that we use everyday. Through interviews with family and friends, the film documents his early life, to his eventual suicide, along with the complicated issues surrounding technology, human rights, and the free access of information.

The Internet’s Own Boy will be screened at the library during Open Access Week 2016:

  • Thursday, Oct. 27 at 12:45 PM-2:30 PM, Library Multimedia Center, A432

Faculty will be interested in The Internet’s Own Boy for its exploration of copyright, computer ethics, censorship,  information science, and computer programming. To bring your class to a screening, please contact Prof. Junior Tidal.
Discussion Questions from the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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