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OPEN ACCESS WEEK - FREE Film Screening: The Internet's Own Boy

Free Film Screening - Internet's Own Boy

Open Access promotes the global dissemination of information and knowledge via the internet, free of any financial, legal or technical restraints. It is a movement that has been gaining great momentum over recent years.

To celebrate this year's International Open Access Week, UTS Library will be hosting a FREE film screening of The Internet's Own Boy.

The Internet's Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with this aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

DATE: Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
5:00pm Food and Refreshments
5:30pm Start
VENUE: Lecture Room 4.g, Level 4, City Campus Library


Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed by: Brian Knappenberger
Running time: 1hr 45mins

This is a free event.
All are welcome.
No RSVP or booking is required.