Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Free Information
His Blood is on the Hands of the US Government
Date Written: 2015-02-11
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17302
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.