Demanding Answers For Aaron Swartz

Since the tragic death by suicide of information activist and technology pioneer Aaron Swartz, questions have been raised by commentators, legal experts and Swartz’s family as to why prosecutors would so virulently go after a suspect for what was essentially an abuse of copyright/licence offence, and why similar figures in the hacktivist community are also being  aggressively targeted.

The US Congress has now demanded  from the Department of Justice an answer to the question of why Swartz was so unfairly targeted. Wired has the details.

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