Régler nos dettes (3) : Ce que l’on doit à Aaron Swartz. Aujourd'hui, la dette est morale : celle que nous avons envers Aaron Swartz, programmeur informatique, hacker, activiste, suicidé en 2013 à 26 ans après avoir milité ardemment pour les libertés informatiques.
La parution de ses écrits est l'occasion de discuter d'héritage, politique et numérique. Table-ronde autour de Celui qui pourrait changer le monde, écrits d’Aaron Swartz (éd. B42, mars 2017). Avec Alexandre Dimos, éditeur et fondateur des éditions B42 ; Flore Vasseur, réalisatrice et auteure. Dans son dernier film Meeting Snowden (diffusé prochainement sur Arte), Birgitta Jonsdottir et Lawrence Lessig rencontrent Edward Snowden à Moscou et échangent autour d'une question : « comment sauver la démocratie ?
'The Internet's Own Boy,' 'Virunga' make Academy Awards short list. Two films that premiered on digital platforms are on the short list for Oscar nominations in the Documentary Feature category.
Virunga, from Grain Media, premiered on Netflix in November. Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, the film follows a group of park rangers who are trying to protect endangered mountain gorillas from poachers, militiamen, and other dangerous forces in Africa’s oldest national park. Prior to the film’s release, Netflix partnered with Leonardo DiCaprio to promote the film and the issue it documents. As a result, the actor received executive producer credit. The other documentary on Oscar’s short list is The Internet’s Own Boy, from Luminant Media. The full list of potential nominees are bulleted below.
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In court papers filed today, MIT counsel states that its opposition stems from two factors: its concerns about people in the MIT community named in the documents and the security of its computer networks. MIT has previously stated that it would release the documents with redactions of names and other information. MIT President L. Rafael Reif said in email to the MIT community earlier this month: On Friday, the lawyers for Aaron Swartz’s estate filed a legal request with the Boston federal court where the Swartz case would have gone to trial.
The paper filed today reiterates this position, basing it on threats already made to MIT staff and three separate hacking incidents at the university. MIT to release redacted Aaron Swartz documents. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will release documents related to the case against activist Aaron Swartz but it will edit out names and other information, according to a letter from MIT president Rafael Reif to the MIT community.
That will probably not be enough to satisfy Swartz’s legal team and other supporters who say MIT and overzealous prosecutors contributed to Swartz’s death. Whiteboard set up at MIT Media Lab for Aaron Swartz memorial. Late last week, lawyers for Swartz, the 26-year old programmer and civic activist who killed himself in January, requested that these documents be released to the public. Jeremy Hammond Speaks Out in Memory of Aaron Swartz. Untitled. The inspiring heroism of Aaron Swartz. (updated below)Aaron Swartz, the computer programmer and internet freedom activist, committed suicide on Friday in New York at the age of 26.
As the incredibly moving remembrances from his friends such as Cory Doctorow and Larry Lessig attest, he was unquestionably brilliant but also - like most everyone - a complex human being plagued by demons and flaws. For many reasons, I don't believe in whitewashing someone's life or beatifying them upon death. But, to me, much of Swartz's tragically short life was filled with acts that are genuinely and, in the most literal and noble sense, heroic. I think that's really worth thinking about today. At the age of 14, Swartz played a key role in developing the RSS software that is still widely used to enable people to manage what they read on the internet. En hommage à Aaron Swartz. Une vague d’émotion sans précédente s’est emparée du Web (que j’ai l’habitude de lire) après la récente tragique disparition d’Aaron Swartz à l’âge de 26 ans.
Il faut dire qu’il en avait fait des choses en une pourtant si courte période ! Nous avons décidé de lui rendre hommage en traduisant collectivement l’un des articles de son blog où il évoque son parcours et ses nombreux projets. Cet article a été initialement écrit en 2007. Psicópatas Corp. Researchers begin posting article PDFs to twitter in #pdftribute to Aaron Swartz « Neuroconscience. Yesterday, as I was completing my morning coffee and internet ritual, @le_feufollet broke the sad news to me of Aaron Swartz’s death.
Aaron was a leader online, a brilliant coder and developer, and sadly a casualty in the fight for freedom of information. He was essential in the development of two tools I use every day (RSS and Reddit), and though his guerilla attempt to upload all papers on JSTOR was perhaps unstrategic, it was certainly noble enough in cause. Open Access Explained! Academics share copyrighted journal articles on Twitter to honor Aaron Swartz. This morning, hundreds of links to copyright-protected journal articles have appeared on Twitter in remembrance of Aaron Swartz, posted by members of the academic community.
The call to the protest appears to have started on Reddit, where researcher Micah Allen said, "a fitting tribute to Aaron might be a mass protest uploading of copyright-protected research articles. Dump them on Gdocs, tweet the link. Think of the great blu-ray encoding protest but on a bigger scale for research articles.
" Early this morning the Anonymous Twitter account also announced its support for the action. Academics Are Tweeting Out PDFs of Journal Articles in Memory of Aaron Swartz. Aaron's funeral details - Remember Aaron Swartz. #PDFTribute list of documents. Farewell to Aaron Swartz, an extraordinary hacker and activist. Yesterday Aaron Swartz, a close friend and collaborator of ours, committed suicide.
This is a tragic end to a brief and extraordinary life. Aaron did more than almost anyone to make the Internet a thriving ecosystem for open knowledge, and to keep it that way. His contributions were numerous, and some of them were indispensable. When we asked him in late 2010 for help in stopping COICA, the predecessor to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills, he founded an organization called Demand Progress, which mobilized over a million online activists and proved to be an invaluable ally in winning that campaign. Other projects Aaron worked on included the RSS specifications, web.py, tor2web, the Open Library, and the Chrome port of HTTPS Everywhere. Aaron's eloquent brilliance was mixed with a complicated introversion.
Moreover, the situation Aaron found himself in highlights the injustice of U.S. computer crime laws, and particularly their punishment regimes. Researchers honor Swartz's memory with PDF protest. In a tribute to Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide Friday, researchers have begun posting PDFs to Twitter to honor his campaign for open access. Swartz, 26, had faced the possibility of $4 million in fines and more than 50 years in prison for allegedly stealing 4 million documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jstor, an archive of scientific journals and academic papers.
The authorities claimed that he broke into a restricted-access computer wiring closet at MIT and accessed that network without authorization. The PDF campaign was born out of a desire to honor Swartz's memory and his battle for open access to documents on the Internet, said Micah Allen, a researcher in the fields of brain plasticity, cognitive neuroscience, and cognitive science. "A fitting tribute to Aaron might be a mass protest uploading of copyright-protected research articles," Allen wrote yesterday on Reddit. "Dump them on Gdocs, tweet the link.