[pp.int.general] Fwd: [FC-discuss] Fwd: Urgent -- Aaron was just arrested

Jyri Hämäläinen Wildfinn at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 15:04:35 CEST 2011

The rest of the world is moving away for paywalled science... while in
America people get arrested for spreading information.

Luckily everything I have ever cited can also be found in the awesome
archive that is http://arxiv.org/

Its one of the best projects Internet has ever seen.

2011/7/20 Pat Maechler aka Valio <pirate at valio.ch>

> A US student is arrested for downloading too many journal articles?
> This makes no sense at all...
> I'm flabbergasted.
> Are we already there or is this one made up?
> -pat
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> From: Thomas Levine <thomas.levine at gmail.com>
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> Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:05:52 -0400
> Subject: [FC-discuss] Fwd: Urgent -- Aaron was just arrested
> Ooh
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> From: David Segal, DemandProgress.org <info at demandprogress.org>
> Date: Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM
> Subject: Urgent -- Aaron was just arrested
> To: Thomas Levine <thomas.levine at gmail.com>
>  Thomas,
> Shocking news: *Moments ago former Demand Progress Executive Director
> Aaron Swartz was indicted by the US government.* As best as we can tell,
> he is being charged with allegedly downloading too many journal articles
> from the Web. The government contends that downloading so many journal
> articles constitutes felony computer hacking and should be punished with
> time in prison.  We disagree.
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> The charges are made all the more senseless by the fact that the alleged
> victim has settled any claims against Aaron, explained they've suffered no
> loss or damage, and asked the government not to prosecute.
> James Jacobs, the Government Documents Librarian at Stanford University --
> where Aaron did undergraduate work -- denounced the arrest: "Aaron's
> prosecution undermines academic inquiry and democratic principles," Jacobs
> said. "It's incredible that the government would try to lock someone up for
> allegedly looking up articles at a library."
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