Potentially facing over 30 years, Internet activist commits suicide.
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February 1st, 2013 (9:54 PM).
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The punishment for being caught hacking non-personal information should be nothing. If you don't want something stolen, the last place you should put it is on the net. Otherwise, it's pretty much a poster that anyone can tear down. Aaron Swartz was not a threat to anybody.
Ask him to delete the files, learn how he did it to prevent future occurences, get over it and move on.
Is everyone missing half of the story or what?
He deleted the files. He settled with JSTOR. The potential of distributing the papers is not the issue.
The issue is with MIT. Where he used their network (also through physical access, not just hacking) and disrupted service at their campus
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