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MIT can redact names in Swartz case

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MIT may redact the names of university officials and others when releasing documents related to the Aaron Swartz case, a federal judge ruled Monday, saying the disclosure could expose investigators to harassment and retaliation. Swartz, a 26-year-old Internet activist, committed suicide in January while he faced up to 35 years in jail for allegedly downloading more than 4 million journal articles from the online library JSTOR, some of which were behind a paywall. In a motion filed in March, lawyers for Swartz’s estate requested that the names and titles of all MIT and JSTOR employees related to the case be released, as well as those of law enforcement officials.

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