VIDEOS: Celebrating Aaron Swartz

ISOC LIVEAaron Swartz died on January 11 2013, committing suicide while being hounded by US prosecutors over his efforts to liberate academic journal articles. He was known both for his coding skills, helping create RSS, Creative Commons, Markdown, as well as his activism, founding ‘Demand Progress‘ and opposing SOPA/PIPA amongst others.

A portion of the May 2012 Internet Society live webcast of him describing the SOPA/PIPA fight at Freedom to Connect was shown at his memorial at NYC’s Cooper Union. The entire segment was repeated last year’s as part of ISOC LIVE’s 12 Days of Streams event.

View on Livestream


In June 2013 Aaron Swartz was posthumously inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

View on YouTube