Aaron H. Swartz: A Tribute To His Legacy - Page 2
"Moreover, this situation Aaron found himself in highlights the injustice of U.S. computer crime laws, particularly their punishment regimes, and the highly-questionable justice of pre-trial bargaining. Aaron's act was undoubtedly political activism; it had tragic consequences."
"For in the end, we will not be judged according to what we give, but according to what we keep to ourselves." "Aaron, we will sorely miss your friendship, and your help in building a better world. May you read in peace."
Swartz funeral services were scheduled for January 15, 2013, at Central Avenue Synagogue in Highland Park, Illinois.
Swartz was charged with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer and recklessly damaging a protected computer that could have landed him of up to 35 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines. He's supposedly going to face a court trial in April of this year.
Interestingly, after his death, federal prosecutors in Boston dismissed all the charges against him.