EFF, Cory Doctorow, Others Converse in Commemoration of Aaron Swartz Day

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From AaronSwartzDay.com:

Aaron Swartz Day was based, in 2013, after the dying of Aaron Swartz, with these mixed targets:

To attract consideration to what occurred to Aaron, within the hopes of stopping it from occurring to anybody else.
– This contains clarifying that, though Aaron was a hacker, he didn’t hack MIT.

To supply a yearly showcase of most of the tasks that had been began by Aaron earlier than his dying.
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To supply a yearly showcase of recent tasks that had been straight impressed by Aaron and his work.

A number of Aaron-inspired examples from this yr’s occasion embrace:
The Pursuance Project (by Barrett Brown & Steve Phillips)
Open Archive (by Natalie Cadranel)
– Jason Leopold’s Freedom of Data Act Request (FOIA) activism (article from 2013)

Taking place proper now could be a livestream from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST of “intimate digital talks,” together with a particular presentation by members of Brazil’s Aaron Swartz Institute beginning in only a few minutes. It’s also possible to playback video for talks that occurred earlier at the moment.

Different audio system embrace:

  • Scifi novelist/know-how activist Cory Doctorow (11 a.m.)
  • Sign consumer assist engineer/challenge supervisor Riya Abraham (11:30 a.m.)
  • EFF government director Cindy Cohn (12)
  • EFF Certbot director of engineering Alexis Hancock (12:20)
  • Web Archive’s Brewster Kahle (12:40)
  • Anaconda CEO Peter Wang (1)
  • The Freedom of the Press Basis’s Kevin O’Gorman (talking on SecureDrop at 1:30)

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