Thursday, January 17, 2013

Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The case tested the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which was passed in 1984 to enhance the government’s ability to prosecute hackers who accessed computers to steal information or to disrupt or destroy computer functionality.[citation needed]
Shortly before Swartz's death, JSTOR announced that it would make "more than 4.5 million articles" available to the public for free[56] — the service was capped at three articles every two weeks, readable online only, with some downloadable for a fee.[57][58] This announcement did not affect the prosecution, ongoing before his death"

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