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Now Here’s A Little Kickstarter Film That WILL

on Wednesday, Apr. 24th

Brian Knappenberger's We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktavists was one of the highlights of Slamdance 2012 for me. Now Knappenberger is back with a Kickstarter campaign for a new documentary set in the hacktavist world.

This time the focus is Aaron Swartz, the young programmer and activist who took his own life after being hounded by Federal prosecutors.

Swartz dedicated a lot of time to the Creative Commons organization and movement, and in that spirit the final film is being released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

This is the kind of distribution plan that those who are put out of sorts by more commercially minded movies finding success on Kickstarter should rally behind.

The campaign is getting big buzz already. Wired has covered the launch, and IndieWire named it their project of the day.

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