To commemorate the Internet blackout protesting SOPA and PIPA legislation, as well as the death of Aaron Swartz, more than 5,000 websites will participate in The Day We Fight Back on Tuesday, February 11.
9 Ways to Watch Obama’s Inauguration Online (Mashable)
Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony is happening today at 11:30 ET, followed immediately by the inaugural parade, the commander-in-chief’s ball and the inaugural ball. Looking for a place to watch online? Mashable has rounded up nine options for you.
The untimely death of internet activist and former reddit employee Aaron Swartz evoked the sympathy and outrage of many who felt that the 26-year-old programmer was treated unfairly by the law. On Saturday, January 19, 2013, there will be a public memorial service for Swartz from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST) at Cooper Union’s Great Hall in Manhattan.
Zoe Lofgren, a Democratic Representative from Silicon Valley, will introduce a bill to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, dubbing it Aaron’s Law after Aaron Swartz, who took his life while facing charges under the act.
Amid Fallout Over Internet Activist’s Death, Poll Shows Most Americans Favor Mild Punishment for Illegal Downloads
The suicide of 26-year-old Reddit co-founder and open Internet activist Aaron Swartz late last week has reignited the debate over what should be publicly available online and how illegal distribution can be fairly prosecuted just as a new poll shows that just over 10 percent of Americans believe jail time is a reasonable punishment for those who download copyrighted material online.
Former Redditor Aaron Swartz Dies at Age 26 (SocialTimes)
Aaron Swartz, an early employee of the link-sharing site reddit, is dead at the age of 26, the Associated Press has confirmed. The 26-year-old programmer and Internet activist reportedly hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment weeks before he was to appear in court for illegally downloading millions of scholarly articles.
Aaron Swartz, an early employee of the link-sharing site reddit, is dead at the age of 26, the Associated Press has confirmed. The 26-year-old programmer and internet activist reportedly hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment weeks before he was to appear in court for illegally downloading millions of scholarly articles.
The News Corp. News of the World phone hacking scandal marked its third consecutive week atop the list of the most tweeted news articles, according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s New Media Index for the week of July 18-22.