Preview: See the Aaron Swartz few people knew

The documentary, which premiered at Sundance last week, traces Swartz's life, work, ideology, and tragic demise

"The Internet's Own Boy," a documentary about the late Aaron Swartz, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week to thunderous ovation. A teaser of the film can be seen below.

Swartz was a coding prodigy who had contributed greatly to the development of Reddit and Creative Commons, among others. He was also deeply invested in the notion of liberating information -- a cause for which he was hit with 13 felony charges related to his publishing of academic materials from MIT. The relentless railroading by a federal prosecutor drove Swartz to take his own life in January 2013, making him a martyr to the cause of freedom of information.

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