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The Internet's Own Boy - public documentary screening on Aaron Swartz - 22n...

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Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Road

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Aaron Swartz was a young hacktivist, and co-founder of Reddit, early developer of RSS, Markdown and Creative Commons. He led the campaigns against SOPA and was both an excellent technologist and activist.

He was convicted for mass downloading academic journals from JSTOR from MIT. His final charges included a cumulative maximum penalty of $1 million in fines, 35 years in prison. He hanged himself two days after prosecution.

Let's come together and remember what happened by watching the documentary about him, The Internet's Own Boy available here, and be inspired together by his courage. Afterwards we will have time for chatting.

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Arrivals 19:00

Film starts 19:30

Discussion/networking 21:30 +

Some refreshments will be provided. We are grateful to be hosted by Newspeak House - the primary venue for politics & technology in the UK. If this topic means a lot to you, please consider joining as a Member.

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