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2013

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Jan

R.I.P. Motherfucker – The Aaron Swartz Edition of the Day

I have been banned from Reddit for the longest time…I think my site is also banned from Reddit….I’m talking since the beginning….but I do like what they do…..

I just heard one of the unofficial co-founders, Aaron Swartz just killed himself….and after doing some research on him….he was totally against online censorship…a fighter for the freedom of the internet….for people like you and me who use the internet and like the internet before the internet was being regulated…by the government.

I am hit with copyright law all the time, being shut down in the USA has been an ongoing fear or real life issue for me….I know people who have been woken up by the FBI….with guns in their faces…and I am just like…dude it’s just the internet….

Either, He was 26. He fought a good fight. He could have done so much more. This is a real tragedy. Suicide is never an option…if suicide is really what went on here…seems like he’d be someone the government would want to stop…just sayin…

Swartz was indicted in July 2011 by a federal grand jury for allegedly downloading millions of documents from JSTOR through the MIT network — using a laptop hidden in a basement network closet in MIT’s Building 16 — with the intent to distribute them.

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