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Aaron Swartz facing 35 years on data theft charge July 19, 2011

Posted by Summerspeaker in Anarchism, Technology.

They say Swartz “stole” over four million documents from MIT and JSTOR. I’m a little annoyed that ey apparently hasn’t distributed the documents in question and that the heist crashed JSTOR servers. As a graduate student, I need that site to work or some alternative. Regardless, this case highlights the absurdity of turning digital abundance into artificial scarcity at the point of a gun. Good luck, Aaron!



1. Spider-Rico - August 2, 2011

Shoot the little traitor.

Summerspeaker - August 2, 2011

I probably should have trashed this comment. I can’t see any good coming from it.

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