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Lawyers for Swartz’s estate said in their filing Friday that “The public has an important and clearly established interest in receiving the information necessary to understand the events that led to Aaron Swartz’s arrest and indictment.”

“It would show what happened and show the role MIT had in this,” Peters said Tuesday.

They asked that names remain in the documents if released.

“Redaction of these individuals’ names would merely add a layer of confusion and opacity to the documents without any additional privacy benefit,” they wrote.

MIT’s computer system has been hacked multiple times since Swartz’s death. The campus was placed into lockdown last month when someone called to report a gunman in a university building. MIT later said the gunman report was a hoax apparently prompted by Swartz’s death.

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Online: Reif’s statement, http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/reif-letter-swartz-documents-0319.html