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Aaron Swartz (AP/ThoughtWorks)

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Computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped develop RSS and co-founded Reddit, has been found dead weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles in an attempt to make them freely available to the public. Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig spoke to Tom about Swartz’s death and what he stood for. You can listen to the conversation here:

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Lawrence Lessig, professor of law and leadership and director of the Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He was a friend of Aaron Swartz and at one point served as his lawyer. (@lessig)

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