At the age of 14, Aaron Swartz was considered an Internet prodigy who developed a code still used to deliver changing content to the worldwide web.
He was accused of wire fraud and unlawfully obtaining information, facing federal charges and possible decades in prison. Some supporters say his indictment could have helped cause his death.
Last week, he committed suicide at the age of 26. His suicide has cast new light on old laws regulating a changing technology.