Documentary Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy : The Story of Aaron Swartz

start: Sep 11, 2014 06:00PM
End: Sep 11, 2014 09:00PM

Venue: Panuval – Online Tamil BookStore, 112, First Floor, Thiruvalluvar Salai,Thiruvanmiyur. Landmark: Vishwatara Silks building near to Thiruvanmiyur bus stand enroute to Jayanthi Signal, Chennai 600041

Description: The Internet’s Own Boy : The Story of Aaron Swartz

105 mins, English, Brian Knappenberger, Jan 2014

Mr.Yogesh , Free Software Foundation, Tamilnadu
Mr.Balu, French Institute,Pondicherry

“Unjust laws exist;
shall we be content to obey them,
or shall we endeavor to amend them
and obey them until we have succeeded,
or shall we transgress them at once?”
– Henry David Thoreau

Swartz was the young man who refused to obey “unjust laws” and he was essentially killed after he chose to transgress them.

Swartz became entangled in the post-9/11 order of surveillance, monitoring, and unchecked state enforcement when he attempted to download, of all things, academic pape

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