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Aaron Swartz, May 21, 2012, Keynote Address: F2C Freedom to Connect 2012

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Reply Aaron Swartz, May 21, 2012, Keynote Address: F2C Freedom to Connect 2012 (Original post)
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #1
tomm2thumbs Jan 2013 #2
Seedersandleechers Jan 2013 #3
99th_Monkey Jan 2013 #4
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #5
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #6
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #7
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #8
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #9
proverbialwisdom Jan 2013 #11
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #10

Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:38 PM

1. Highly recommended. n/t

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:47 PM

2. enjoyed your post - thanks


Have run into copyright/trademark issues in the past and it is amazing what one person can do to make changes happen. A determined individual or two can really shift the continent. Quite a legacy.

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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:36 PM

3. So sad to hear of his suicide

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:58 PM

4. I'm going to say it: this does NOT sound like a man planning to kill himself

There I said it.

In my book, Aaron needs to be added to the way-too-long-already list of people
who were "inconvenient" to have around, "stirring up trouble" i.e. not allowing
Congress & private corporations to censor the interwebs.

Sorry people, but this was a hit job; he was "suicided" imho.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:07 PM

5. Blog post and email from Lawrence Lessig on Aaron Swartz.

 

Rootstrikers Blog: http://www.rootstrikers.org/aaron_swartz

http://www.rootstrikers.org/who_we_are

Lawrence Lessig | Founder

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school's Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

Lessig serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MAPLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund, iCommons.org, and on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association; and, has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award, and was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries.

Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:23 PM

6. Written by the expert witness on Aaron’s side of US vs Swartz, engaged by his attorneys last year.

 

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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:52 PM

7. Matt Stoller: Aaron Swartz's Politics

 

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13940-aaron-swartzs-politics

Aaron Swartz's Politics

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:22
By Matt Stoller, Naked Capitalism | Op-Ed


...In six days, on January 18th, it’s the one year anniversary of the blackout of Wikipedia, and some have discussed celebrating it as Internet Freedom Day. Maybe we should call this Aaron Swartz Day, in honor of this heroic figure. While what happened that day was technically about the internet, it should be remembered, and Aaron should be remembered, in the context of social justice. That day was about a call for a different world, not just protecting our ability to access web sites. And we should remember these underlying values...


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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:16 PM

8. This is another striking tribute.

 

Last edited Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:30 AM - Edit history (1)

http://www.rememberaaronsw.com/memories/rss-changed-our-lives.html

RSS changed our lives

I need to let the people who knew and loved Aaron know that his work changed my son’s life for the better, forever.

Diagnosed with autism at age 2, my son’s best help came from the RSS feeds and papers that I could get access to that offered the truth and science about autism. Every morning I read the RSS feeds from academic journals world wide to find out more about my son’s regressive autism, fragile X premutation (which is only known in scientific academic circles) the MTHFR gene and new and critical treatments. Because of his work I was able to find out about UC Davis, about current scientific treatment, and research studies to get us this treatment. My son is now four and his is doing great… BECAUSE of the scientific information I had access to. I have an MLIS. I interned at Elsevier. I have seen all sides of the academic pay wall and I have felt my ignorance around my neck like a boulder, at great cost to my son’s health. But Aaron, you helped us. Thank you. Until we see that the populace will never be scientifically aware UNLESS we have access to the information we will not be able to go from a people of belief to a people of ideas.

Aaron, you did great things. You changed my life and my son’s life. I am so sorry that you are gone. I will do my best to see that your ideas are not forgotten.

Sincerely, Dana Weber Mom of 2 kids in San Diego

Dana Weber
14 Jan 2013


More Here: http://rememberaaronsw.com/rss.xml

Link from: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/01/aaron-swartz-and-his-risk-factors.html

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:22 PM

9. Comments by Elizabeth Warren, Darryll Issa, Zoe Lofgren, Jared Polis, Lawrence Lessig.

 

http://business.time.com/2013/01/16/aaron-swartzs-suicide-triggers-response-from-us-lawmakers/

Aaron Swartz’s Suicide Triggers Response from Top U.S. Lawmakers

By Sam GustinJan. 16, 2013



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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:15 PM

11. TECHDIRT: Senator John Cornyn Asks Eric Holder To Explain DOJ Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

 

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130118/14324821731/senator-john-cornyn-asks-eric-holder-to-explain-doj-prosecution-aaron-swartz.shtml

Senator John Cornyn Asks Eric Holder To Explain DOJ Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz
by Mike Masnick
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 3:24pm

LETTER AT LINK


While we've seen some politicians in Congress speak out about the prosecution against Aaron Swartz, for the most part, it had been the "usual crew" of folks who had formed the core of the anti-SOPA alliance -- Reps. Lofgren, Issa and Polis. That's great, but it also made it unfortunately easy for some to dismiss their complaints. However, it appears that this may be getting bigger. Senator John Cornyn has jumped in and sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an explanation of the prosecution against Aaron Swartz. He specifically asks a number of interesting questions:

First, on what basis did the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts conclude that her office’s conduct was “appropriate?” Did that office, or any office within the Department, conduct a review? If so, please identify that review and supply its contents.

Second, was the prosecution of Mr. Swartz in any way retaliation for his exercise of his rights as a citizen under the Freedom of Information Act? If so, I recommend that you refer the matter immediately to the Inspector General.

Third, what role, if any, did the Department’s prior investigations of Mr. Swartz play in the decision of with which crimes to charge him? Please explain the basis for your answer.

More.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:37 PM

10. A victim of political application of the law. Selective prosecution for political reasons.

Hard to believe something like that could happen in our country. Except it's not hard to believe at all. He's just lucky Obama didn't lock him up in an undisclosed location and lose the key.

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