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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.
Five organizations have been selected to receive a total of $10 million as Google finally wraps up a project tied to its tenth anniversary two years ago.
Those interested in learning more about historical court opinions have a few new options in Google Scholar, although serious research will likely happen elsewhere.
The online activist offers a strong argument for open-sourcing government--and ways for the government to leverage digital technology and the Internet.
Sen. Joe Lieberman asks federal court system to explain why it charges for online copies of court records and why personal information in them is not better protected.
Web archivist Carl Malamud is hoping his self-promotion will convince President Obama to name him head of the Government Printing Office.
In the 1990s, Carl Malamud prompted the SEC and Patent Office to put their databases online. Now he's focusing more broadly on liberating government data, which is often sold for a princely sum.