10 years since Aaron's death

Aaron Swartz (age: 16) and Lawrence Lessig at the Creative Commons launch party in December 2002. Gohsuke Takama - (CC BY 2.0) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/gohsuket/33682332/

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic death of Aaron Swartz, "The Internet's Own Boy".

Ten years ago, we had a major loss, a stupid loss.

I wish I'd had time to come up with a nice post about him, to properly mark the day; I didn't, and I'm writing this in a rush. Thankfully, a lot other people have already written and made fantastic works about him. I'm gathering some materials here. If you are not familiar with Aaron's story, please give it a go, it's truly inspiring.

The Internet's Own Boy
Web Archive | PeerTube | Youtube

Killswitch: The Battle To Control the Internet (5 dollars) also covers it. 

Book: The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet 


Eduardo Santos

<p>Lawyer based in Lisbon, Portugal • Interested in Digital Rights: Copyright, Freedom of Expression, Privacy, Net Neutrality, etc. • Knowledge Rights 21 Coordinator in Portugal • doing stuff @ D3 • awarded meme creator • EN/PT</p>

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