Online activist, programmer Swartz dies in NY – Yahoo! News

This makes me very sad – but I will always regard Swartz as a martyr to the cause of freedom of information.

Aaron Swartz, 26, hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment weeks before he was to go on trial on accusations that he stole millions of journal articles from an electronic archive in an attempt to make them freely available. If convicted, he faced decades in prison and a fortune in fines.

via Online activist, programmer Swartz dies in NY – Yahoo! News.

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