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  • The Idealist

  • Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet
  • By: Justin Peters
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society - and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons - from Slate correspondent Justin Peters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book. Gives context and enlightens

  • By Kieran on 29-03-16

Excellent book. Gives context and enlightens

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-16

Loved it. A little academic at times but hugely interesting in taking us from the beginnings at copyright law with print in early America all the way up to Aaron Swartz and the internet/free culture today. Balanced too - doesn't attack anyone.