Reply to post: Re: The case of Aaron Swartz

Mr President, is this a war on hackers – or a war on people stopping hackers?

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Re: The case of Aaron Swartz

"..he's not a great example of the chilling use of overreaching laws.."

Really? Read how the victim of the case felt:

1. http://about.jstor.org/news/jstor-statement-misuse-incident-and-criminal-case

Quote: "..The criminal investigation and today’s indictment of Mr. Swartz has been directed by the United States Attorney’s Office. It was the government’s decision whether to prosecute, not JSTOR’s. As noted previously, our interest was in securing the content. Once this was achieved, we had no interest in this becoming an ongoing legal matter.."

2. http://about.jstor.org/statement-swartz

Quote: "..The case is one that we ourselves had regretted being drawn into from the outset.."

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