Senator John Cornyn Wants Answers: Did U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Aim To ‘Make An Example’ Of Aaron Swartz?

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http://techcrunch.com – It’s been one week since the death of Aaron Swartz, the prominent programmer and digital activist who took his own life as he was facing federal prosecution for computer fraud after he allegedly used the network at MIT to illegally download a large cache of scientific journals from JSTOR. Since then, a number of people — including Swartz’s family, friends, and longtime colleagues — have questioned whether Massachusetts’ U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz was overzealous in her prosecution of Swartz’s case, and how this may have impacted Swartz’s state of mind (IT news)