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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aaron Swartz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In late 2010 and early 2011, Swartz downloaded about 4 million of JSTOR's collection of academic journal articles—which provides a limited number of articles to students and researchers free of charge. Swartz was a faculty member at Harvard University which provided him with a JSTOR account. Over the course of a few weeks, he downloaded the documents from a network wiring closet at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, in the process, crashed some of JSTOR's servers.[41][42][43]
In 2011, the New York Times wrote of the case: "A respected Harvard researcher who also is an Internet folk hero has been arrested in Boston on charges related to computer hacking, which are based on allegations that he downloaded articles that he was entitled to get free."[44]

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