The Internet’s Own Boy: Remembering Aaron Swartz (#SXSW)

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 3:17 pm

At the beginning of 2013, the Internet lost one of its most radical, most pioneering minds when Aaron Swartz took his own life. In just 26 years, Swartz pioneered technologies like RSS syndication and the Creative Commons (both of which are in daily use here at Firedoglake), was a founder at Reddit, and led a successful fight against the destructive proposed Internet legislation SOPA. The Internet’s Own Boy, the new documentary from Brian Knappenberger (We Are Legion), is the story of his life and death.

 

Attorney General Holder Claims Aaron Swartz Prosecution Was ‘Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion’

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 10:11 am

Well it seems we got our White House response to the 50,000+ signed remove Carmen Ortiz petition. Attorney General Eric Holder of MERS and Fast and Furious fame, told the Senate yesterday that the Aaron Swartz prosecution was a good idea.

Judge Refuses to Recuse Herself From Case of Jeremy Hammond, Who Allegedly Hacked Into Stratfor

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 3:00 pm

The federal judge presiding over the case of Jeremy Hammond, who faces charges for allegedly hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denied a defense motion to recuse herself. Hammond’s defense argued that it appeared there was a conflict of interest since her husband had his email and major corporate clients of the law firm where he is employed disclosed in the Stratfor hack.

Swartz Memorial Brings Bipartisan Support For “Aaron’s Law”

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 7:57 am

Last night a memorial service was held in Washington D.C for internet activist Aaron Swartz. The event brought out activists and politicians from both the left and right who committed to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Aaron’s name – amendments that will become known as Aaron’s Law.

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