I have never heard about Aaron Swartz before watching this documentary. According to the American Library Association, Swartz was “an advocate for public participation in government and unrestricted access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles”.
He founded several software companies like watchdog.net and Infogami which was later merged to Reddit.com
Aaron Swartz once said, “With enough of us around the world, we will not just send a story message opposing the privatization of knowledge- we will make it a thing of the past.
Based on this quote, Aaron Swartz wanted to private knowledge resources-such as articles public to the people. He took the situation and did things that were unlawful. Swartz wanted everyone to have free access to them. I do understand his point, he was fighting for freedom and fairness.