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Tech at Night: A word on the politicization of Aaron Swartz’s death.

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An activist is dead, by his own choice. He also chose to commit crimes to push his agenda. Nobody denies he did it. They only deny that he should have been prosecuted.

I can understand the man’s family and friends feeling grief, and lashing out. But for anyone else to attempt to use this event to push an agenda, discredits his agenda. If you need to use the suicide of a criminal in order to advance your policy goals like a vulture, your policy goals probably don’t have much going for them.

And that’s all I have to say about that for now.

Phil Kerpen points out that the Obama administration being capricious and favoring allies like Google, while punishing others, is not good. I agree, but that doesn’t mean I favor Google getting abused. I favor light regulation all around!

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