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    Aaron Swartz: his death and legacy

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    On Friday January 11, 2013, well-known online activist and hacker Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York at the age of 26. An internet legend, Swartz had been active since he was in his early teens, helping to build well-known products such as RSS and Reddit. He was also a founder of Demand Progress. Swartz's death has quickly led to an outpouring of online remembrances, but also of calls to action. Swartz was indicted on federal charges in 2011 for a mass download of articles from copyrighted academic database JSTOR while on the campus of MIT. His case was set to go to trial this spring.You can find all of our articles about Aaron Swartz and his legacy here.