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THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY

THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY artwork

THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 104m 45s

Release date 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 This work was 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'.

Details

Also known as
THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ
Distributor(s)
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
14/08/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
104m 45s
Approved footage
9427+8
BBFC reference
AFF316872
Registration number
CFJ33152

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