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Donâ??t be embarrassed if you are unfamiliar with Swartz. I didnâ??t recognize the name, either. Nor did a dozen or so people I asked. Aaron Hillel Swartz (1986-2013) was a genius, a Beethoven of the Internet.

â??The Internetâ??s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartzâ?%9D is likely to accomplish something no politician has been able to do: unite the Tea Party and liberal Democrats.

The documentary, which goes into limited release and video on demand June 27, tells the story of the governmentâ??s overzealous prosecution of a bright young man whose only crime was to push for open access on the Internet.

Read more: Lessons of Aaron Swartz, the 'Internet's Own Boy'

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