Comments: Aaron Swartz / JSTOR case has STATE felony charges, not just Federal

I suspect he's perceived as an enemy of the state along with Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.

"Acquiring and distributing information in the public interest" - a new crime against the state.

Remind me what kind of state pursues total control over communication to the public?

It's going to get worse, e.g. "Inducing others to acquire and distribute information in the public interest without prior authorisation" and "Operating a publicly accessible web site without a valid license".

Posted by Crosbie Fitch at July 26, 2011 04:24 PM