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January 12, 2015, 12:22:20 AM
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On January 11th, 2013 our friend and Demand Progress co-founder Aaron Swartz took his own life.  Aaron meant so much to an untold number of people whom he’d touched as an activist, writer, technologist, and loved one.  

The act took place while he was under indictment — senselessly with up to 50 years in prison being held over his head — for allegedly downloading too many articles from the JSTOR academic cataloging service, using MIT’s open network.  As are so many, this case was built on a tenuous legal foundation, and so the prosecutors bullied Aaron to try to compel him to admit his guilt and accept a plea deal.  Aaron refused.

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