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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