Report to the President:
MIT and the Prosecution of Aaron Swartz

In January 2013, MIT President L. Rafael Reif asked Professor Hal Abelson to lead a thorough analysis of MIT's involvement in the Aaron Swartz matter, from the time that MIT first perceived unusual activity on its network in fall 2010 up to the time of Aaron Swartz's suicide on January 11, 2013.

On July 26, 2013, Professor Abelson and his team submitted their report to President Reif. Through this site, President Reif is sharing their report with the community. This site offers direct access to their report, a letter from President Reif in response and a variety of documents that MIT has previously committed to releasing publicly.

You will also find, below, a news story and FAQs prepared by the MIT News Office.