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Aaron Swartz to be awarded ALA’s James Madison Award. Ceremony streamed live

[Update 3/15/13: Here’s the ALA announcement.]

It was just announced that Aaron Swartz will be awarded the American Library Association’s James Madison Award awarded annually to “honor individuals or groups who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s “right to know” on the national level.” It is fitting that Aaron win the award — and be presented by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), a strong advocate for digital rights in Congress who won the award last year and who introduced Aaron’s Law to try and amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

The ceremony will be webcast live tomorrow (Friday March 15, 2013) at 8:30am eastern time. We’ll post the video as soon as its made available.

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