MIT responds to Aaron Swartz’s death

In an email to the community, MIT president L. Rafael Reif asked for “everyone involved to reflect on their actions.” Reif appointed computer science professor Hal Abelson to “lead a thorough analysis of MIT’s involvement from the time that we first perceived unusual activity on our network in fall 2010 up to the present. I have asked that this analysis describe the options MIT had and the decisions MIT made, in order to understand and to learn from the actions MIT took.” 

Abelson is a founding director of Creative Commons, director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and teaches a technology ethics and law course at MIT.

For more of The Tech’s coverage, see our blog post compiling our coverage of Swartz since 2010.

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