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A Case for Ethics and Compassion

Stef McDonald

The online community lost a trailblazer when information activist Aaron Swartz—facing prosecution for downloading files from MIT's network—committed suicide in January 2013. A report on MIT's role was released and academics have now come forward to speak out. "I think the report presents MIT with two equally serious charges: a failure to act ethically, and a failure to show compassion," wrote Ethan Zuckerman, director of MIT's Center for the Civic Media. Let's hope others are listening.

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