J.D. Tuccille Appears on RT To Discuss the Persecution of Aaron Swartz

I went on RT to discuss the over-the-top prosecution of Reddit
co-founder and online activist, Aaron Swartz, for downloading (a
lot of) academic papers from JSTOR. He was entitled to do so, but
his enthusiasm for making information available drove him well
beyond the usual usage of the system. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz,
with her eyes on the Massachusetts governor’s office, and her
sidekick in excess, Stephen Heymann, saw an opportunity to pad
their resumes with cyber-crime convictions, and brought felony
charges that carried hard prison time. After an extensive and
unsuccessful battle to convince the prosecutors to take a
behind-bars penalty off the table, Swartz took his own life. I’m

not the only one who thinks the prosecution was disgusting and that
the law and prosecutorial abuses need to be reined-in.Incidentally, just before Swartz’s suicide, JSTOR announced that
it’s making
millions of articles available, for free.

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J.D. Tuccille Appears on RT To Discuss the Persecution of Aaron Swartz


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