More on the tragedy of Aaron Swartz
Yesterday I wrote about the tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz, who was being prosecuted by the feds for publishing articles he downloaded from JStor, even though JStor declined to press charges.
Just found out that he was one of the leaders of the movement to oppose SOPA, the ‘Stop Online Privacy Act’ that I blogged about earlier. Below is a link to a brilliant talk he gave in June about his role in this fight. I don’t agree with all his political asides, but generally he was right on, as far as I’m concerned. It’s about 25 minutes long, but you can run it in the background, as it doesn’t have any graphics–just a talking head.