Aaron Swartz

Rep. Rogers: 'Opponents To CISPA Are 14-Year-Olds'

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) said Tuesday that most opponents to his controversial cyber-security bill are teenagers in their basements as the Obama administration threatened to veto the measure for its potential to violate civil liberties.

Aaron Swartz Posthumously Awarded ALA's James Madison Award

The James Madison Award honors individuals who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know national information. ALA has long been a supporter of open access policies that increase the amount of research made available to the public.

Feds Chose To 'Make An Example' Of Aaron Swartz

State prosecutors who investigated the late Aaron Swartz had planned to let him off with a stern warning, but federal prosecutor Carmen Ortiz took over and chose to make an example of the Internet activist, according to a report in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Aaron Swartz Laid To Rest With An Action Plan For Us

In New York on Saturday, a public memorial was held for Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last week. Among the remembrances of Aaron's genius, his commitment to progressive causes, his idealistic beliefs of making this a better world, there

Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience Or Cyber Crime?

When Reddit co-founder and internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last Friday, he was facing up to 13 felony counts, 50 years in prison, and millions of dollars in fines. His alleged crime? Pulling millions of academic articles from the digital archive JSTOR.