Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was born in Nov. 8, 1986. He committed suicide in Jan. 11,2013 because he was under federal indictment for data theft. He was an American Computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer and hacktivist. He creates his website called web.py and others news site. He was arrested because he downloaded academic journal from JSTOR. They charged him for 1 million fine and 35 years in jail.

At young age, he won an ArsDigita Prize, given to young people who create”useful, educational. and collaborative” noncommercial websites. He did “Stop Online Piracy Act” to help people. He did a lot of things to help public.






I think he do the right and legal thing. the government just thinks he will do the illegal, but he is not do illegal thing. Now, all information are available online, and he just download them. all students always find the articles online for their research. if they need to pay the money, they don’t have too much money to pay and maybe they won’t do that.

At first, i thought Hacker is a bad person, but they created the app for public. When i read about him, he helped us to edit the Wikipedia. He used his skill of technologist and programmer, and He made the internet and the world a better places.He was a good programmer. he was suicide as young age.


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