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Aaron Swartz Anonymous MIT

Anonymous hacks MIT, posts Aaron Swartz tribute, call to arms

14 Jan, 2013

Hackers from Anonymous on Sunday claimed credit for posting messages to MIT web sites commemorating the life of RSS co-founder Aaron Swartz and calling for an overhaul of computer crime laws.  The group called for an overhaul of intellectual property and computer crime laws and that Swartz’s death should be a rallying point for Internet freedom advocates.

We call for this tragedy to be a basis for a renewed and unwavering commitment to a free and unfettered Internet, spared from censorship with equality of access and franchise for all.

In an update to the messages, which have since been taken down, the group said it does not blame MIT for Swartz’s death and apologized for using its sites as a stage for its messages.