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Aaron Swartz to be honored with freedom of information award

Follow up to previous postings on Aaron Swartz, news that Aaron is to be honored with freedom of information award by the American Library Association – “A champion of open access rights to documents on the Internet, the 26-year-old activist under prosecution committed suicide earlier this year.”

  • See also Aaron Swartz’s Lawyers Accuse Prosecutors of Misconduct: “The complaint, filed by Aaron’s lawyers in late January, also notes that the attempts to coerce Aaron into accepting plea bargain were improper, and beyond the bounds of the guidelines for prosecutors. It also “makes additional charges that cannot be revealed because the government fought for a protective order that keeps case information secret,” according to Huffington Post. Aaron’s lawyers are in the process of trying to lift the protective order.”
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