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Congressional criticism is mounting against U.S. prosecutors for pursuing prison time for a popular hacker in a case that’s morphed into a posthumous cause celebre.

Aaron Swartz, 26, a cofounder of Reddit and an open-Internet advocate, committed suicide in New York on Jan. 11 as a trial loomed involving charges that he had allegedly illegally hacked into a network at MIT to download scholarly articles hidden behind an expensive subscription paywall. He had previously said the knowledge belonged to the world.

 

Source:  Los Angeles Times

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Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Library

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