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    the continued misuse of a term that does not apply.  It is not of matter of "may not be accurate" in Aaron's case it is inaccurate. It is tantamount to spreading a lie and you know how that goes. Other than violating JSTOR's TOS, which hardly meets the test of a 13 count felony indictment, Aaron did nothing wrong. So just stop perpetuating the lie.

    As for Aaron's death, it seems to have had more impact than you may realize.

    The top lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday demanded a briefing from Justice Department officials about the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself earlier this month.

    In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said there are "many questions" about how prosecutors handled the case.

    They demanded a briefing from DOJ officials by Monday, Feb. 4.

    As for Anonymous, they are fighting to preserve your freedom to access the internet. You might not agree with the tactic but I ask you this, would you have said the same about the Women's Suffrage movement, the march on Selma or the Viet Nam War protests? Essentially, it's all the same just a different era.

    "Information is power. But like all power there are those who want to keep it for themselves" Aaron Swartz, 1986 - 2013

    by TheMomCat on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:20:40 PM PST

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