Posts Tagged: Aaron Swartz

A Success for Public Access to Information!

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Remember when Aaron Swartz challenged the US Government by illegally downloading over 4 million articles from JSTOR, in hopes of breaking down the barriers that prevent public access to information? He was facing some major charges including a million dollar fine and major prison time, but JSTOR just announced the optimistic news that “all its […]

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Open Knowledge vs. US Government

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Aaron Swartz, former Demand Progress Executive Director, political activist and Cambridge Web Entrepreneur, was arrested for illegally downloading over 4 million articles from the nonprofit subscription-based internet archive, JSTOR. Swartz’s activism is directed towards the “free flow of information,” and “commitment to open knowledge.” The charges against him include “wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining […]

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