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DOJ Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face Over Arrest

TrueSatan (1709878) writes | about a year and a half ago

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TrueSatan (1709878) writes "According to Huffington Post. "Some congressional staffers left the briefing with the impression that prosecutors believed they needed to convict Swartz of a felony that would put him in jail for a short sentence in order to justify bringing the charges in the first place, according to two aides with knowledge of the briefing."
It was also conceeded that the prosecution was fuelled by Swartz Open Access Manifesto http://archive.org/stream/GuerillaOpenAccessManifesto/Goamjuly2008_djvu.txt in which he stated, "We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that's out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open Access.""

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When did doing the right thing, become the wrong? (1)

xeoron (639412) | about a year and a half ago | (#43008717)

This just makes me sick.

Obama can choose (1)

u64 (1450711) | about a year and a half ago | (#43011865)

Every moment Obama continues doing nothing about this makes him just as guilty as the Department of in-Justice.

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