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Outrage is growing over the U.S. Justice Department's prosecution of the 26-year-old who committed...
Category: Occupy Movement
Outrage is growing over the U.S. Justice Department's prosecution of the 26-year-old who committed suicide last week just weeks before he was to go on trial. Pioneering computer programmer and cyber activist Aaron Swartz was facing up to 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted for using computers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to download millions of academic articles provided by the nonprofit research service JSTOR. As the chief prosecutor Carmen Ortiz defends her actions, we speak to Swartz's partner, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, and computer security consultant Alex Stamos, who would have been the chief expert witness at Swartz's trial. We invited representatives from the U.S. Attorneys office and MIT to join us, but they declined. Watch Part 2 of this interview: http://youtu.be/SIIFB7XoUTo Published on Jan 17, 2013 DemocracyNow.or