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FEB 09, 2013 - Slate

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Owl Wars, the Real Aaron Swartz, and the Myth of Oil Abundance

“The Idealist: Aaron Swartz wanted to save the world. Why couldn’t he save himself?” by Justin Peters. The world has been captivated by the recent suicide of Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, but who was he really? In this extensive profile, Peters examines the influence of activists like Richard Stallman, sheds light on Swartz’s longtime unhappiness, and examines the culpability of the MIT administration for Swartz’s prosecution by the Department of Justice and his ultimate suicide. The story raises questions about the efficacy of internet activism, the future of intellectual property law, ... Read More

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