How the Government’s Prosecution of Aaron Swartz Pushed Him Toward Death

By: Monday January 14, 2013 10:43 am

Three major newspapers ran stories this morning on the suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who the government was aggressively prosecuting for allegedly “hacking” into JSTOR to liberate some academic articles and make them more widely available to the world. Swartz was set to go on trial in April. The Wall Street Journal reported, “Just [...]

Reactions to the Death of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz

By: Saturday January 12, 2013 10:02 pm

There are multiple reactions and statements circulating on the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide in New York yesterday. Many of them highlight the sheer injustice he was experiencing, as he was subjected to a vindictive government prosecution for “hacking” into a JSTOR database to free articles for people to read. [...]

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