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Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Aaron Swartz Case 'A Good Use Of Prosecutorial Discretion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department never intended for Internet activist Aaron Swartz to go to jail "for longer than a three, four, potentially five-...

Ryan J. Reilly

John Kiriakou Hopes Aaron Swartz's Death Sparks Discussion Of Prosecutorial Overreach

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA officer scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for leaking protected information said in an interview Wednesday that the suspe...

Hundreds Pay Tribute To Internet Pioneer

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK — Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial Saturday for free-information advocate Aaron...

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.

Zach Carter

Republican Senator Hits Holder Over Swartz's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a sharply worded letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday questioning the Department of Jus...

Bullying Aaron Swartz

Dale Cooper | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dale Cooper

I believe that the prosecution for the United States threatened Swartz's emotional and physical well-being, and, faced with a court battle that he could not possibly finance with his own personal wealth, he took his own life. It bullied Swartz, and it should be held responsible in some way.

Aaron Swartz's Father: My Son Was 'Killed By The Government'

AP | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funera...

Petition to Remove Swartz's Prosecutor Reaches Critical Mass

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

The petition to remove Carmen Ortiz, the controversial district attorney in charge of the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, has reached t...

Ryan J. Reilly

Aaron Swartz's Lawyer Says Prosecutor Was Out For Publicity

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

What People Are Saying About Aaron Swartz's Death

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

Grief. Anger. Bewilderment. There have been plenty of reactions to the death of Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder and Internet activist who apparent...

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.

An Open Letter to Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor: 'His Supporters Find You Guilty.'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

It is inconsiderate to download lots of files on shared WiFi or to spider Wikipedia too quickly, but none of these actions should lead to a young person being hounded for years and haunted by the possibility of a 35 year sentence.

Gerry Smith

Were The Charges Against Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Too Severe?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Reddit Co-Founder Commits Suicide

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

Reddit co-founder and internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York on Friday, MIT's The Tech reports. Swartz's death was confirmed ...