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AOL BUILD | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," Reddit is the tech world's "new black." From social media and entertainment t...

Gerry Smith

MIT Did Not 'Call In The Feds' To Pursue Aaron Swartz, Report Finds | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology did not target the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, but they failed to show leadership in a...

MIT Delays Release Of Aaron Swartz Case Details

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

MIT attorneys have asked a judge to redact information from documents detailing the investigation into Aaron Swartz -- further delaying a full account...

Secret Service Must Turn Over Files On Aaron Swartz, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

The Secret Service must release documents about its investigation into Aaron Swartz to a journalist, a judge has ruled, potentially revealing for the ...

Gerry Smith

MIT Officials Have Faced Harassment, Personal Threats Since Aaron Swartz's Death | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have faced harassment and personal threats since the death of well-known Internet activist Aaro...

Ryan Grim

Aaron Swartz Lawyers Accuse Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Of Misconduct | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutor Stephen Heymann engaged in prosecutorial misconduct by withholding key evidence from the defense team of Aaron Swartz,...

California Republican Speaks At Internet Activist's Memorial

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the staunchest Republicans in Congress, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), attended a Capitol Hill memor...

The Prosecution of Aaron Swartz: A Reply to Orin Kerr

James Boyle | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
James Boyle

Aaron Swartz is someone who is renowned for acts of altruistic and brilliant creation. More in his short life than most of us will manage. He helped build the commons that enables you to read this. I say this not only in sad farewell but because it's relevant to the discussion that follows.

Was Aaron Swartz a Victim of Prosecutorial Overkill?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 03.20.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

In the end, the single most significant check on a prosecutor's discretion is not the judicial courts, nor the court of public opinion. The only realistic check lies in the integrity and professionalism of prosecutors.

Drawing the Line Between Copyright and Free Knowledge

The State Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media
The State Press

The entire debacle is tragic. A life has been lost, and we can only speculate as to why. We should use this time not only to offer our condolences to Swartz's family and friends, but to inquire in his name: How do we allow widespread access to knowledge and still retain rights to intellectual property?

What the Aaron Swartz Tragedy Means to His Generation

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

His actions were rare and powerful acts of civil disobedience not commonly seen in our generation. Though his time on the planet was short, Swartz made a monumental impact. The fact that his last days were spent in such darkness is truly heartbreaking.

Gerry Smith

Aaron Swartz Case 'Snowballed Out Of MIT's Hands' | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology

Aaron Swartz and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seemed to hold similar beliefs about open access on the Internet. Swartz, a well-known I...

Aaron Swartz: What We Can Do to Remember Him

Khanh Ho | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Khanh Ho

Those of you who are bracketed by the digital world -- everyone reading this -- should take a moment to mourn the loss of Aaron Swartz: activist, hack...

Spouse Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor Defends Her On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

When Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday after an apparent suicide, friends, family and those who never ...

WATCH: Should Academic Publishing Be Accessible To All?

Posted 01.15.2013 | College

Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz committed suicide Friday after well over a year of fighting charges he downloaded nearly 5 million academic journal arti...

Gerry Smith

MIT Refused To Help Keep Aaron Swartz Out Of Prison | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology declined to support a petition last fall from Aaron Swartz's attorneys that could have helped t...

Ryan J. Reilly

Aaron Swartz's Lawyer Says Prosecutor Was Out For Publicity | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal prosecutor who reportedly insisted on jail time for the late Aaron Swartz was "very, very difficult to deal with," Swartz's ...

Hackers for Right, We Are One Down

Gabriella Coleman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology
Gabriella Coleman

As the public confronts the tragic loss of that astonishing hacker, who for too short of a time poured his soul into making the world a better place, who improved everyone's life who uses the Internet, maybe this time we can see a different side to hackers.

Aaron Swartz Was Gifted and Brave. Too Bad He Wasn't 'Too Big to Fail'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Nothing can bring Aaron Swartz back. But if his death serves to shed light on these issues, if the American people finally demand answers about these perversions of justice, I like to think he'd be happy about that.

Zach Carter

Prosecutors Under Fire In Tragic Death Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A petition urging President Barack Obama to fire U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for prosecutorial overreach in her office's case against Aar...

Gerry Smith

Were The Charges Against Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Too Severe? | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

Before his apparent suicide Friday, Internet activist Aaron Swartz was facing trial for allegedly stealing millions of scholarly journal articles from...

MIT Launching Internal Probe After Swartz's Suicide

Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a statement on Sunday about the suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz, announc...

The Prosecution of Aaron Swartz: Sharing Knowledge Is a Greater Crime Than Bringing Down the Economy

Ali Hayat | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Ali Hayat

Aaron Swartz's untimely death has left us without a great mind and even more importantly a compassionate activist. While Aaron is irreplaceable, we must aspire to freely disseminate the moral imperative he advocated, in the very spirit that he himself would have done.

Prosecutor as Bully

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology
Lawrence Lessig

The billions of snippets of sadness and bewilderment spinning across the Net confirm who this amazing boy Aaron Swartz was to all of us. It angers me that he did what he did. But if we're going to learn from this, we can't let slide what brought him here.