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Larry Lessig blasts prosecutor's defense in Swartz case

Internet scholar faults Justice Department prosecution "in part at least" for driving Aaron Swartz to his death.

By January 18, 2013

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U.S. attorney: Criticism of Aaron Swartz prosecution is 'unfair'

Carmen Ortiz, who previously compared the late Internet activist to a common criminal, tells a Boston radio station that charges of overzealousness by her office are "unfair."

By February 21, 2013

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Tech VIPs, family take to Web with sorrow, anger over Swartz

Tim Berners-Lee and Lawrence Lessig are among those who express sorrow and/or anger at Aaron Swartz's suicide. Swartz's family announces memorial Web site and also points finger at federal prosecutors and MIT.

By January 12, 2013

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In Swartz protest, Anon hacks U.S. site, threatens leaks

Saying "a line was crossed" with the treatment of tech activist Aaron Swartz, the group hacks a government site related to the justice system and distributes encrypted files it says it will decrypt unless demands are met.

By January 26, 2013

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Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says

The late Internet activist was facing a stern warning from local prosecutors. But then the U.S. Attorney's office, run by Carmen Ortiz, chose to make an example of Aaron Swartz, a new report says.

By January 25, 2013

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MIT review into Aaron Swartz's death complete in 'a few weeks'

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under fire for its role in the felony prosecution of Internet activist who downloaded academic papers, elaborates on its ongoing internal probe.

By January 23, 2013

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How to participate in the open-government movement

In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.

By January 22, 2013

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WikiLeaks says Aaron Swartz may have been a 'source'

Group says the late tech activist talked with editor Julian Assange and may have been a WikiLeaks source. But it doesn't offer any details or corroborating evidence.

By January 19, 2013

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Prosecutor in Aaron Swartz 'hacking' case comes under fire

Carmen Ortiz was being talked about last month as the next Massachusetts governor. Now she's being investigated for threatening the late Aaron Swartz with decades in prison.

By January 15, 2013

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JSTOR says it mourns 'tragic loss' of Aaron Swartz

Digital archive issues statement reacting to uproar over Swartz suicide, saying it regretted' having been drawn to `this sad event.'

By January 12, 2013