Aaron Swartz

Introducing 'Aaron's Law'

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced “Aaron’s Law” on Tuesday night, announcing it via the user-generated site Reddit. The piece of legislation would modify the the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to exclude terms of service violations.

Why Was The Secret Service Involved In Aaron Swartz Case?

Over on TechDirt, they're asking this question: Why, two days before Aaron Swartz' arrest, did the Secret Service take over handling of the case? Their question comes from Marcy Wheeler's excellent reporting on new documents disclosed in his

Anonymous Takes Down DOJ & MIT In Tribute To Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz keynote - "How we stopped SOPA" at F2C:Freedom to Connect 2012, Washington DC on May 21 2012. The websites of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were knocked offline on Sunday,

Unjust Justice: Cybercrimes Uncommitted

This is not about Aaron Swartz but it is inspired by Aaron Swartz' specific circumstances. It is instead a post about prosecutorial discretion, and how crimes involving computers are often misunderstood and sensationalized for the purpose of scaring

The Tragic Fate Of Aaron Swartz

F2C2012: Aaron Swartz keynote - "How we stopped SOPA", May 21, 2012 I know as I stare at the blank page in front of me that I cannot do justice to this post, that my feelings of sadness and anger will prevent me from the eloquence I wish I