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Seriously. Read this.

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http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20130113/NEWS03/130113026/Family-Reddit-co-founder-Aaron-Swartz-blames-federal-prosecution-suicide-

There's the article, but I'll give you the short and sweet. (If you read it and find anything wrong with my summary, please tell me. I saw this story on break and some things might be wrong.)

Aaron Swartz hung himself weeks before his federal trial because he would be sentenced to decades in prison and extensive fines.

He was being charged with 13 felonies regarding internet piracy/hacking that would allow the public to view millions of scholarly articles previously reserved for those who attended MIT.

His family, friends, and others all believe the prosecuting attorney pushed him to suicide for committing a non-crime. They believe he was within his rights to take the articles from the site and publish them for the public to view.  

Do you think he "deserved" it? (The convictions, not the suicide.) 

Or do you think this case is unnecessary?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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