Probably you heard already about him. Aaron Swartz! An american computer programmer. He was born 1986 in Chicago. Already as a teenager he worked on protocols and standards which are the fundament of the current Internet.
He was a pretty smart guy! He died last week on 11. January 2013 in his Broklyn apartment, where he had hanged himself.
He downloaded 4.8 million scientific documents from the JSTOR (a digital library) and wanted to make them available for everybody. Because he thought that knowledge and information should be available for free for everybody. Not just for the rich guys. For this “crime” he faced up to 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines.