Videos/movies/documentaries about privacy, copyright and floss to watch

From time to time I dtumble upon some interesting videos and documentaries related to online privacy, copyright and free open source software/hardware. I was thinking to open a thread where I (and hopefully some of you) could exhange links and sources of these videos/movies/documentaries with each other. Here is the first one:

The Snowden files – the inside story of the world’s most wanted man | Luke Harding | TEDxAthens

Luke Harding is a journalist, writer and award-winning correspondent with the Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief. The Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War.
His latest book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” was published in February by Guardian Faber. In June Oliver Stone bought film rights. Luke is the author of three previous non-fiction books. They are “The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken” (1997), nominated for the Orwell Prize; and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” (2011), both written with David Leigh. The screen rights to Wikileaks were sold to Hollywood and the film, “The Fifth Estate”, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl, came out in 2013. “Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia” appeared in 2011. His books have been translated into 20 languages.

Hope you enjoy it!



One more about the gender gap in the IT field:
Women In Tech Tell Us How To Fix The Industry’s Gender Problem - produced from Vice News >

Enjoy :slight_smile:


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This one is about the some folks Building Their Own Internet in Detroit @jflory are you aware of this project?


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Some media suggestions from

Movies (The first four have been screened at

  • WikiRebels: The Documentary (2010)
  • Deep Web (2015)
  • TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)
  • The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)
  • Citizenfour (2014)

TV Series

  • Mr. Robot (2015)

Also this might be useful:




Thanks @sotiriosvrachas

However, Citizenfour and Mr Robot are copyrighted and technically you cannot do a public viewing of these.
While I’m pretty sure we screened the others but we can still do that again of course.

This is totally new to me. :smile: I have it queued up in a tab for tonight when I get home!

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Another one I enjoyed:
Using Drones for Good with Rhianna Lakin.
Rhianna Lakin is the force behind the leading online community for women interested in drones. She’s proactively carved out a space for women in a male dominated industry and is challenging drone pilots everywhere to use the technology for good. She’s hoping to use drones as a powerful tool to expose and combat deforestation, aid in search and rescue missions and humanitarian relief, amplify the voices of protesters and inspire the next generation to do the same.

Brings me thoughts of the importance of using “the machines” for good.


How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times (less than 6min)

In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future.