Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was a computer programmer in the United States. On January 13, 2013 he was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York. Aaron had hung himself. There are many talked about reasoning’s for his death but no one knows for sure why he did what he did. His girlfriend at the time, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, said it could have been from exhaustion, fear and uncertainty (Franceschi-Bicchierai, 2013). Aaron had an ongoing case since he was convicted on 2 counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 2 years and 2 days prior to his death (“Aaron swartz,” 2014).

This says that the Intellectual Property (IP) Law can be altered. The IP Law is he rights o the creations of the mind. Aaron was being trialed for his own works of arts. If the government thinks someones knows “too much” about something they will change their own laws just because they can (Alpers, 2013).


Franceschi-Bicchierai, L. (2013, 2 05). Aaron swartz’s girlfriend explains ‘why aaron died’. Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2013/02/05/aaron-swartz-girlfriend-why-he-died/


Aaron swartz. (2014, 3 22). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz


Alpers, B. (2013, 1 28). Aaron swartz, intellectual property and humanities. Retrieved from http://s-usih.org/2013/01/aaron-swartz-intellectual-property-and-the-humanities.html


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