MIT Defends Role In Aaron Swartz Prosecution

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday released the results of an internal inquiry that found the school committed no wrongdoing in cooperating with the criminal prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who hanged himself in January while awaiting trial for federal privacy law violations.

The report, which was requested by MIT president Hal Abelson and conducted independently, says that the school did not target Swartz, nor did it explicitly seek federal prosecution or jail time for his alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse...
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