[Koalicja-l] Aaron Swartz charged for downloading too many Journal articles from the Library: Please sign suport petition.
justyna.hofmokl w gmail.com
Śro, 20 Lip 2011, 15:26:57 CEST
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Hi! Aaron Swartz Internet activist (and friend) has been arrested for
downloading too many journal articles from the Library. Please sign the
petition of suport and help to spread the word, Mayo
NY Times article: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/
//// Aaron Swartz charged for downloading too many journal articles from the
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.
Will you click here to sign our petition of support for Aaron?
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."
Will you click here to show your support for Aaron?
Thanks for your support and concern as we help see Aaron through these tough
times. We'll keep you updated.
-- The Demand Progress team
P.S. Please considering forwarding this email to your friends or using the
links below to alert them to Aaron's predicament.
«·´¨*·¸¸« Mayo Fuster Morell ».¸.·*¨`·»
Research Digital Commons Governance: http://www.onlinecreation.info
Ph.D European University Institute
Postdoctoral Researcher. Institute of Govern and Public Policies. Autonomous
University of Barcelona.
Visiting scholar. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute. Open University of
Visiting researcher (2008). School of information. University of California,
Member Research Committee. Wikimedia Foundation
E-mail: mayo.fuster w eui.eu
Phone Spanish State: 0034-648877748
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