public libraries http://wamc.org en Stephen Gottlieb: Aaron Swartz, Free Access to Knowledge and Free Public Libraries http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-aaron-swartz-free-access-knowledge-and-free-public-libraries <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The suicide of Aaron Swartz made me focus on what he’d been fighting for – free access to knowledge on the internet. Swartz’s methods were misguided and illegal but his purposes are nevertheless worth thinking about. He was part of a movement devoted to giving us all free access to government documents, research papers and much else, believing that it should all be available on the internet at no charge.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:22:38 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 56261 at http://wamc.org