The prominent internet developer and activist Aaron Swartz hung himself due to a Federal Investigation, involving publication of academic papers.
According to Wikipedia:
On January 6, 2011, as a result of a federal investigation, Swartz was arrested in connection with systematic downloading of academic journal articles from JSTOR. Swartz opposed JSTOR's practice of compensating publishers, rather than authors, out of the fees it charges for access to articles. Swartz contended that JSTOR's fees limited access to academic work produced at American colleges and universities.
Aaron was 26.
There has been a petition to remove the prosecutor, Stephen Heymann, from office. The petition has already reached over 25,000 signatures. Heymann was involved in another case where a young hacker killed himself.
To all of you who want to know how to tell young progressives why not to support the Big Government, here is the case. To read more on Aaron, his Wiki page is here.
To those who worry about the future, here is the case that has the potential to change many minds.