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FEB 25, 2013 - Business Insider

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Prosecutors May Have Wanted Aaron Swartz In Jail To Justify Arresting Him In The First Place

After digital activist Aaron Swartz's suicide last month, tens of thousands of people criticized federal prosecutors who demanded that Swartz plead guilty to 13 felonies and serve jail time for illegally downloading academic papers. Swartz was arrested in January 2011 after he downloaded millions of academic papers from the nonprofit online database J-STOR, using a program he wrote that allowed him access to J-STOR from MIT's network. Mike Masnick of Techdirt highlights a potential reason for the aggressive prosecution of the 26-year-old RSS co-developer and Reddit co-founder: The ... Read More

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