Do you realize that Aarons case had yet to go to trial? And that there is a good chance the EFF would have stepped in if it had? And that even if they didn't that would have said nothing about Aarons guilt or lack thereof?
I don't believe EFF's involvement or lack thereof speaks in any way to Swartz's guilt. I would say that this is the kind of thing you'd hope EFF would be right in the middle of. Were they?
I offered to contribute to Aarons defense a while ago but he declined. That may have been because he knew that any help he needed was outside of my ability to render.
Be careful, you're associating yourself with a 'known troll'.
This doesn't eliminate the fact that trials are extremely expensive, guilty or innocent, but it slightly ameliorates it.
"yet unable to appeal openly to us for the financial help he needed to fund his defense".
I'm not sure what the background on that line is but it definitely makes you curious.
We're Aarons assets frozen? Was he banned from Internet as a condition of bail?
I'm confused about this too.
Lessig really really needs to explain that sentence.