The US Secret Service yesterday released 104 pages from the file it kept on Aaron Swartz during his prosecution.

The release is a result of a Freedom of Information Act request from Wired reporter Kevin Poulsen.

The Secret Service denied Poulsen’s request, so he filed suit. “Last month US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the government to begin releasing the Swartz files on a rolling basis, but then stayed that order to hear arguments from MIT and JSTOR, who are seeking advance review of any documents released,” Poulsen wrote yesterday. “(My lawyer is now talking to their lawyers.) Last week Kollar-Kotelly directed the government to promptly release the 104 pages that have already been reviewed, and which do not reference MIT or JSTOR employees.

The government says it’s identified 14,500 pages of documents for release on a rolling basis. It estimates it will take six months to process them.”     

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