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Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information
His Blood is on the Hands of the US Government

Martin, Abby

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  11/02/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article

It’s been just over two years since computer prodigy Aaron Swartz took his own life. He was the target of a merciless witch-hunt by the Department of Justice, ultimately choosing death over 35 years behind bars for the crime of releasing information. As someone who transformed the way we all use and love the internet, Aaron should have gotten a medal of honour, not a death sentence.


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