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An investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.
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    MANY THANKS! You want Aaron's story told. For this, we are eternally grateful and will send you an email welcoming you to our legion of supporters.

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    STAY UP TO DATE! Be added to our monthly email newsletter showing our progress and get our sincere thanks for helping us make the film!

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    BE THE FIRST TO WATCH. Get an advance email with a DRM-free digital copy of the final movie.

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    A DVD of the final documentary and a Special Thanks in the credits. Includes shipping.

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    In addition to a Special Thanks in the final documentary's credits and a digital copy of the final film, a free DRM-free download of Director Brian Knappenberger's previous film "We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists"

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    An e-copy of the new book Hacking Politics, an account of the defeat of the bills SOPA and PIPA, with a contribution by Aaron Swartz and core internet figures David Segal, Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School; novelist Cory Doctorow, Rep. Zoe Lofgren and others. Also, a digital copy of the final film and Special Thanks in the credits.

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    JUST ANNOUNCED! NEW INCENTIVE TO BACK THE PROJECT! Get a free download of the final John Dragonetti composed soundtrack for the film. We hope this will feature some unique cameos, but will certainly have the incredible music of Dragonetti. In addition, this level includes a DRM-free digital download of We Are Legion, and a DVD of the final film.

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    An EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) T-Shirt in your size, a digital copy of the final film and Special Thanks in the credits.

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    A BluRay of Director Brian Knappenberger's previous film "We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists" and a full size poster from the film "We Are Legion" designed by artist Michael Byzewski along with a digital copy of the final documentary about Aaron and a Special Thanks in the film.

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    A DVD of the final film, a screening at a location of your choosing and a live Skype call after the screening with Director Brian Knappenberger. An e-copy of the new book Hacking Politics, an account of the defeat of the bills SOPA and PIPA with a contribution by Aaron Swartz and core internet figures David Segal, Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School; novelist Cory Doctorow, Rep. Zoe Lofgren and others as well as a digital copy of the film and Special Thanks credit.

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    Invitation to the film's Premiere in New York City or Los Angeles, an EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) T-Shirt in your size, an e-copy of the new book Hacking Politics, an account of the defeat of the bills SOPA and PIPA, with a contribution by Aaron Swartz and core internet figures David Segal, Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School; novelist Cory Doctorow, Rep. Zoe Lofgren and others and a digital copy of the film and special thanks in the credits. Travel not included.

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    Any of the prizes mentioned above and an invitation to the film's Premiere in New York City or Los Angeles, an EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) T-Shirt in your size, a digital copy of the film and special thanks in the credits. Travel not included.

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    In addition all of the above, an Executive Producer credit and many, many thanks.

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