POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 12, 2013 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 12, 2013 02:01 IST


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Aaron H. Swartz "committed suicide in New York City yesterday, Jan. 11"

He was 26.

“The tragic and heartbreaking information you received is, regrettably, true,” his attorney, Elliot R. Peters of Kecker and Van Nest, confirmed in an email to The Tech.

Best known as co-founder of the popular internet community website Reddit, Swartz was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly downloading millions of documents from JSTOR (for online resource Journal storage), and potentially faced up to 50 years in prison and $4 million dollars in fines. He had pleaded non-guilty. [If you wish to follow-up on that debate, Maria Bustillos provides a very thorough discussion here: Was Aaron Swartz Stealing?]

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Jan 12, 2013 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Jan 12, 2013 02:01 IST
     
 
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