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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Internet Law by Aaron Kase  
Feds Hound Internet Pioneer to Suicide for File Downloads

Facing relentless prosecutors who pressed 13 charges carrying up to 35 years in prison and millions in fines, Internet trailblazer Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. ”He was killed by the government,” his father said to mourners at his son’s funeral in suburban Chicago. “Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed …

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