AARON SWARTZ committed suicide 1/11/2013 in Brooklyn, New York, SWARTZ was 26.
LUMINANT MEDIA and BRIAN KNAPPENBURGER have teamed up with CREATIVE COMMONS for the documentary project on late digital pioneer/activist "THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY": THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ", now available and open to view at ARCHIVE.ORG.
AARON SWARTZ founded REDDIT, CREATIVE COMMONS, RSS, DEMAND PROGRESS, ANTI-SOPA/PIPA and CISPA strikes and EFF.
AARON SWARTZ was arrested in 2010 for hacking and illegally downloading research journals from JSTOR, as the content was behind a pay wall.
ITP V.017 EDITORS NOTE: There is alot more work to do for internet freedom. Thank you AARON!!! and R.I.P.
Aaron Swartz on SOPA: "We won this fight because everyone made themselves the hero of their own story."
FROM DEMAND PROGRESS:
Four years ago today we lost Aaron.
He couldn't have known it, but the fight he helped lead to save the internet looms even larger today. The incoming Trump administration is indicating it will come after net neutrality, along with countless bedrock American freedoms.
But because of Aaron's work, we know we can fight and win. Five years ago, Aaron helped bring together the largest coalition ever assembled of internet users, tech companies, progressive organizations, and some of the most popular sites on the web.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-KEEP A OPEN INTERNET-\m/