Civil Liberties

Video Interview Captured Aaron Swartz Just Months Before Suicide

Believed to be the last extended record of the activist


Three young New York filmmakers sought to document how the internet is largely controlled by profit-seeking corporations, even as it has evolved into the world's gateway for speech.

Along the way, the three recorded what they believe is the last extensive interview with Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old programmer and activist who committed suicide in January, months before his federal hacking trial was to get underway.