Report to the President: MIT and the Prosecution of Aaron Swartz
As President Reif promised in his March 19, 2013 letter to the MIT community, MIT is making available a number of documents that bear on MIT's involvement in events related to Aaron Swartz.
These documents have been redacted to remove identifying information about certain individuals in order to protect their personal privacy, as well as information that could compromise the security of the MIT and JSTOR networks.
MIT gathered these materials from internal records and from outside counsel who represented MIT in the Swartz matter. We were assisted by separate outside counsel with expertise in document collection, and we conducted a good faith search to find these documents. Due to particularly sensitive privacy and network security concerns, we are not releasing video files and some computer logs. We are also not releasing the JSTOR downloads. A complete description of all computer logs that were provided to the government can be found in Appendix 7 of the report.
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