The internes own boy: the story of aaron swartz
El propio chico de internet: la historia de aaron swartz resumen
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz es una película documental estadounidense de 2014 sobre Aaron Swartz escrita, dirigida y producida por Brian Knappenberger La película se estrenó en la categoría del programa de competición de documentales de Estados Unidos en el Festival de Cine de Sundance de 2014 el 20 de enero de 2014.
Tras su estreno en Sundance, Participant Media y FilmBuff adquirieron los derechos de distribución de la película. La película se estrenó en cines y en VOD el 27 de junio de 2014 en Estados Unidos, a lo que siguió un estreno en televisión en la cadena Pivot de Participant a finales de 2014,.
El estreno de la película en el Reino Unido tuvo lugar en el Sheffield Doc/Fest en junio de 2014 y ganó el Premio del Jurado Joven de Sheffield de ese año. En agosto de 2014, la película se proyectó en el Barbican Centre de Londres como parte de Wikimania 2014. La BBC también emitió la película en enero de 2015 como parte de su marca de documentales Storyville. También se publicó en Internet con una licencia Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.
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Next Wednesday, November 11, at 20:30 hours, I will participate with Incho Cordero (Granada en datos and AKIBA) and Nuria Rico (Oficina Software libre UGR) in a film-forum about the documentary The story of Aaron Swartz: The Internet’s own boy. The event is part of the IV cycle of film forum «The other news» organized by Economists Without Borders.
In case someone can not attend or want to anticipate the viewing of the documentary here I leave the same along with information about its protagonist and the debate itself (extracted from the discussion sheet that will be distributed during the session).
At the height of his career and being the owner, among other applications, of the social network Reddit and creative director of Open Library, Aaron Swartz decided to leave aside the world of Sillicon Valley startups and focus his efforts on activism that defends free software and the free circulation of knowledge on the Internet. Some of his activities led him to be indicted on several federal charges. The process triggered a complex chain of events that radically changed Aaron’s life and triggered a relevant debate around the Internet.
Humanity is changing profoundly due to advances in global communication. Almost without realizing it, the Internet has radically transformed our way of life, and, as things stand now, without it we could not do our jobs, use our money, or communicate….
Technology has advanced faster than we have. New ways of trading, socializing, sharing information and making politics are emerging every day. Geographical, commercial, social and cultural boundaries are blurring and we could now develop new ways to promote equality, education, healthcare and free communication in the world. But there is a dark side to all this: for the Internet to be truly beneficial, it must ensure that everyone can publish, share and access information equally and freely. If culture, commerce and politics develop on the Internet, whoever can control the Internet will control everything.
The Internet’s Own Boy is the story of a brilliant young programmer, Aaron Swartz. He was the creator of Reddit, one of the driving forces behind Wikipedia and a well-known activist against Internet control laws.
IMDb profile[edit data on Wikidata]The Aaron Swartz Story. The Internet Guy is a 2014 biographical documentary film about Aaron Swartz, the National Security Agency and the SOPA Act, written, directed and produced by Brian Knappenberger. The film was officially premiered on January 20, 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was released on January 20, 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a biographical documentary film about Aaron Swartz.
Aaron’s values and principles, were already evident from his beginnings in projects such as The info network, his thoughts on a free internet and the free availability of content and knowledge, underpinned much of his projects and collaborations throughout his career.
Since his beginnings in the programming world, Aaron showed a great support and sustenance to free software initiatives, contributing to different projects and supporting causes such as the NGO, Creative Commons. Aaron worked with the hope that the content generated by people would serve to provide freer access to information, encouraging the sharing of knowledge, with the ultimate goal of fostering creativity and critical judgment in society. Aaron was also a member of the Creative Commons Foundation.