Jan 14, 2013
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Anonymous replaces MIT websites with Aaron Swartz memorial, calls for copyright reform
Agents of the formless hacktivist collective Anonymous have left a political message on at least two of MIT’s websites in memory of recently-deceased information activist Aaron Swartz. In stark red-on-black formatting, the message calls Aaron’s prosecution “a gross miscarriage of justice” that “highlights the injustice of U.S. computer crime laws, particularly their punishment regimes, and the highly-questionable justice of pre-trial bargaining.” The authors go on to demand the reform of copyright and intellectual property laws, and “a renewed and unwavering commitment to a free and unfettered internet.”

Anonymous replaces MIT websites with Aaron Swartz memorial, calls for copyright reform

Agents of the formless hacktivist collective Anonymous have left a political message on at least two of MIT’s websites in memory of recently-deceased information activist Aaron Swartz. In stark red-on-black formatting, the message calls Aaron’s prosecution “a gross miscarriage of justice” that “highlights the injustice of U.S. computer crime laws, particularly their punishment regimes, and the highly-questionable justice of pre-trial bargaining.” The authors go on to demand the reform of copyright and intellectual property laws, and “a renewed and unwavering commitment to a free and unfettered internet.”

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