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BBC's 'The Internet's Own Boy' Explores Life and Tragic Death of Aaron Swartz

By Matt Hill on at

Missed BBC Four's documentary on the late American hacktivist Aaron Swartz last night? Well, it's on iPlayer here for the next 29 days for you to catch up.

The feature-length Storyville film explores Swartz's life, from his online activism via helping create the RSS format and Creative Commons to his suicide in 2013 while under federal indictment for data theft, facing a $1m fine and 35 years in jail.