Hackers dad wants documents released

March 20, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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BOSTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The father of the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz wants Massachusetts Institute of Technology to release documents involving his son's hacking case.

Robert Swartz told the Boston Globe he would like to see the school make public all internal documents dealing with accusations Swartz hacked into the JSTOR archive system on MIT's network.

Aaron Swartz was facing felony charges for hacking when he committed suicide in January.

"We believe they should release all the documents related to his case and related to Aaron, whether or not those are given to the government," Robert Swartz told the Globe in a telephone interview from his suburban Chicago home on Tuesday.

He said he has been in touch with members of Congress regarding an investigation into whether the prosecution went too far in his son's case.

Internet activists and civil libertarians have accused prosecutors of overreaching in bringing federal charges against Swartz.

Since the death of Aaron Swartz, MIT's computer system has been hacked at least three times.

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