21 Jul 2014

The Internet's Own Boy director Brian Knappenberger

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 21 July 2014

Brian KnappenbergerBrian Knappenberger is a documentary filmmaker and director, whose work has explored online hacktivism culture.

Previously, Brian made the documentary We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, which tells the story of Anonymous, the radical hacktivist collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.

His new film, The Internet's Own Boy, tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide at 26 after being charged with felonies for trying to make academic articles free to access.

Brian Knappenberger talks to Kathryn Ryan about The Internet's Own Boy.

Internet pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee spoke about Aaron Swartz during an interview with Kim Hill in February 2013 (at 7'.40" into this item)

US-based tech journalist and blogger, and friend of Aaron Swartz Quinn Norton has also spoken about this story on Nine to Noon in July 2013.