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THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY (2014)

THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY <span>(2014)</span> artwork

THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 103

Release dates 12/01/2015, 29/08/2014

BBFCInsight infrequent strong language, suicide references

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Brian Knappenberger

Cast includes Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley, Lawrence Lessig, David Segal, Robert Swartz, Noah Swartz, Susan Swartz, Ben Swartz, Gabriella Coleman, Quinn Norton, Brewster Kahle, Stephen Shultze, Carl Malamud, Tim O'Reilly, Matt Stoller, Christopher Soghaion, Zoe Lofgren, Alec Resnick

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/08/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY is a documentary about the life of Aaron Swartz, an internet pioneer and free speech campaigner.

Language

There are three uses of strong language. All are written, with two appearing on banners at protest marches, reading 'f**k censorship' and 'free speech motherf**ker'. Another use ('f**k up') is written on the subject of the documentary's t-shirt. All are seen only briefly.

Suicide

There are several references to suicide.

There's an image of a billboard reading 'Wash your car because it's dirtier than Miley Cyrus'.

Trailer

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Details

Title
THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY
Also known as
THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ
Year
2014
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
26/08/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF316872

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