[Buddha-l] Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide Re: Library.nu
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Sun Jan 13 09:01:09 MST 2013
This morning on MSNBC (TV) Chris Hayes (on his talk show) gave a long and
sad eulogy of Aaron, accusing the Mass. prosecutor of fulsomely exaggerated
activity, also noting that she is rumored to intend running for governor of
Since academics are not paid for their publications, I'm shocked that the
penalties for downloading such (c)-protected material are that severe. The
copyright laws were re-written and have become onerous.
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in July 2011. He wasaccused of stealing
documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jstor, an
archive of scientific journals and academic papers. The authorities claimed
that he broke into a restricted-access computer wiring closet at MIT and
accessed that network without authorization.
Jstor said that the downloaded content included "more than 4 million
articles, book reviews, and other content from our publisher partners'
academic journals and other publications."
If convicted, Swartz faced a maximum of $4 million in fines and more than 50
years in prison after the governmentincreased the number of felony counts
Swartz to 13 from 4.
Le 20/03/2012 13:35, Daya-mati Richard Hayes a écrit :
> If what you are getting online is for free, you are not the customer,
> you are the product. -Jonathan Zittrain, professor of Internet law (b.
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