Aaron Swartz and Internet Freedom

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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.


John Schwartz - New York Times - @jswatz, Ethan Solomon - Executive Editor at the MIT Tech newspaper - @esolomon, Susan Crawford - Cardozo School of Law - @scrawford, Orin Kerr - Frances R. and John J. Duggan distinguished professor of law, USC Gould School of Law

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