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MAR 15, 2013 - Business Insider

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The American Library Association Has Given Aaron Swartz Its First Ever Posthumous Award

Famed Internet activist Aaron Swartz was honored today by the American Library Association. He became the first person to posthumously receive the association's James Madison Award. This is an award for those who champion public access to government information. The 26-year-old Swartz committed suicide in January.  He faced criminal hacking charges in what many describe as an overzealous prosecution, led by government attorneys apparently intent on sending Swartz to prison. In 2010, Swartz downloaded 4.8 million academic papers from JSTOR, an academic database. He planned to make them ... Read More

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