Aaron Swartz

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Movement spotlights how making works freely available helps release 'untapped potential of billions of people'
Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer
Democracy advocates trek across state for campaign finance reform


Despite earlier vows to act in "a spirit of openness," MIT has intervened in a FOIA case brought by Wired reporter Kevin Paulsen aimed at releasing Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service file. Paulsen has blasted MIT's move to block the release as an unprecedented claim by a non-governmental party to the right to interfere in a release of government documents. "The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge (in) science, technology, and other areas of scholarship...The Institute is committed to generating,...