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DOJ Formally Drops All Charges Against Aaron Swartz

redletterdave (2493036) writes | about 2 years ago

Crime 3

redletterdave writes "Days after hactivist and programmer Aaron Swartz committed suicide in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday, the US Department of Justice formally dismissed all pending charges against the 26-year-old co-founder of Reddit and Demand Progress on Monday. Swartz, who was being investigated for illegally tapping and downloading millions of scholarly papers from the digital journal archive JSTOR while visiting the library at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), potentially faced decades behind bars and a $1 million fine."
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Too little too late (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 2 years ago | (#42595207)

But what do you expect from a corrupt group that thinks a web site's terms of service should be regarded as an extension of federal law.

A$$-Hat's (1)

Trax3001BBS (2368736) | about 2 years ago | (#42596609)

Nothing but the end of a paper trail. Case can't be left open or it's always in the system (as active or open).


Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42596679)

I downloaded JSTOR it was very well organized but huge 30+ Gigs.
I wouldn't use the phrase "good reading" when referring to it but the
basis for it's release was very well intentioned.

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