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As stated by others, Aaron happened to be involved in a copyright issue relating to his legal situation. But his most significant impact on the world is not about copyright specifically but freedom in general. He founded Demand Progress and was key in the fight against SOPA. That's the significance.

I, and I guess others judging.by the votes my post got, had no idea. Thanks!

Still, sopa and pipa were copyright/censorship, not surveillance.

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