I want to say that I’m humbled and honored to be here tonight. And my only wish is that Aaron would be here to accept this award. Aaron fought tirelessly to make information free, and keep the Internet free, and to make academic research available for free, among other things. He was pursued by bad laws, vindictive prosecution, and uncaring institutions. And I hope that we can all move forward to try to change those things so that the tragedy that occurred to Aaron doesn’t occur to anyone else. Thank you.
Aaron Swartz profile, Internet Hall of Fame 2013