This internet freedom fighter was on the edge, he was ahead of everybody else and that’s just not a comfortable place to be.
* For the two of you that might not know, Swartz was a programming prodigy who helped create RSS and Creative Commons, and he co-founded Reddit. After selling Reddit to Condé Nast, Swartz turned his attention to political organizing, becoming a popular Internet activist.
* In 2013, Swartz took his own life after the U.S. Department of Justice charged him with two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
* Brian Knappenberger, a documentary filmmaker who is behind a new film about Swartz’s life called The Internet’s Own Boy. Knappenberger produced and directed the 2012 documentary We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists and has produced documentaries for Bloomberg, Frontline, and PBS.
The Internet’s Own Boy is available for download and is in selected theaters June 27, 2014.[More.](http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/06/27/filmmaker-brian-knappenberger-on-new-aar)