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The boy who could change the world : the writings of Aaron Swartz

Title
The boy who could change the world : the writings of Aaron Swartz / Aaron Swartz ; with an introduction by Lawrence Lessig.
ISBN
9781620970669
162097066X
9781620970768
Publication
New York : The New Press, 2015.
Copyright Notice Date
©2015.
Physical Description
vii, 359 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary
"In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world. Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist. With a technical understanding of the Internet and of intellectual property law surpassing that of many seasoned professionals, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. He wrote as well about unexpected topics such as pop culture, politics both electoral and idealistic, dieting, and lifehacking. Including three in-depth and previously unpublished essays about education, governance, and cities,The Boy Who Could Change the World contains the life's work of one of the most original minds of our time"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 29, 2016
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Free culture / introduction by Benjamin Mako Hill and Seth Schoen
Computers / introduction by David Auerbach
Politics / introduction by David Segal
Media / introduction by Cory Doctorow
Books and culture / introduction by James Grimmelmann
Unschool / introduction by Astra Taylor.
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