Aaron Swartz

PACER to restore ten years of deleted records; is still obnoxiously expensive

By Chris Meadows
September 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

I thought I’d mentioned this at the time it happened, but I apparently didn’t. Last month, the court records database PACER deleted ten years’ worth of electronic federal court documents in the course of a hardware update. This sparked an immediate backlash from lawmakers. Now Ars Technica [...]

Aaron Swartz suicide represents gross miscarriage of justice

By Chris Meadows
January 13, 2013 // 2 Comments

On Friday, Aaron Swartz was found dead in his apartment; he’d apparently hanged himself. Swartz was only 26, a brilliant and troubled young man who suffered from clinical depression, and also an Internet activist who spoke out and acted out in favor of making access to public information more [...]

Morning Links — RIP Aaron Swartz

By Dan Eldridge
January 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

RIP, Aaron Swartz (Boing Boing) Why Faber Voices is well worth shouting about (The Guardian) Author Services Site Lulu Moves Toward DRM-Free, But Is It What Authors Want? (Digital Book World) The best crap book covers (The Guardian) Supersizing Literacy? U.K. McDonalds Swapping Happy Meal Toys [...]

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