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‘On the Internet, No One Knows You’re a Child’: The Short Life of Aaron Swartz, at Sundance

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, Net Neutrality, People, The Innovation Economy, Transparency January 23rd, 2014

PARK CITY, Utah, January 23, 2014 – On the internet, no one knows you’re a child.

That, at least, was the message I took from watching the film about the life of Aaron Swartz. The film, “The Internet’s Own Boy,” premiered this week here at the Sundance Film Festival, during which it received a sustained standing ovation.

The documentary is a biography of, and tribute to, the all-too-short life of Swartz, who died a year ago this month, at age 26.

Swartz had been under intense pressure from the federal prosecutors in Massachusetts. Criminal charges filed against him, if proven, could have imprisoned him for 35 years. Those charges stemmed from Swartz’s having downloaded millions of articles from JSTOR, a digital library of academic journals, onto a computer at the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While it is unclear what Swartz intended to do with the articles, it seems implausible that he would have republished them in an act of copyright infringement.


Motion Picture Association Casts Chris Dodd As Chairman, CEO

Copyright March 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 — And the 2011 Award of Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America goes to … former Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd!

Webcasts of Broadband Breakfast Club Now Available Online

Broadband Calendar January 15th, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2009 – Webcasts of the Broadband Breakfast Club, a discussion group on the key issues at the intersection of broadband technology and internet policy, are now available for purchase on the channel of TV Mainstream.

What Role Does Entertainment, E-government, and Telemedicine Play in Driving Broadband?

Broadband Calendar December 2nd, 2008

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2008 – Officials representing the users of high-speed internet services – particularly in the fields of entertainment, e-government, and telemedicine – will appear at the next monthly event of the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, December 9.

National Broadband Strategy Week Begins Today, 10 a.m., in Dirksen Senate Building

Broadband Stimulus December 2nd, 2008

WASHINGTON, December 2 – A total of 55 companies and non-profit organizations, including major corporate entities such as AT&T, Cisco Systems, Google, Intel and Verizon Communications, have signed on to a “call to action for a national broadband strategy.”

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