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  •  I was under the impression (0+ / 0-)

    that the prosecutor's office was going on with Mr. Swartz case because MIT refused to drop thee charges.  Is that not the case?

    •  The MIT charges were the pretext. (1+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob

      Swartz's real crime was blocking the plans of the powers that be.

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:44:59 PM PST

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      •  And those plans are??? (1+ / 0-)
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        •  Maybe something like this (2+ / 0-)
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          http://en.wikipedia.org/...

          The Research Works Act, also known as H.R. 3699, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives at the 112th United States Congress on December 16, 2011, by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and co-sponsored by Carolyn B. Maloney (D‑NY).[2] The bill contains provisions to prohibit open-access mandates for federally funded research[3] and effectively revert[4] the NIH's Public Access Policy[5] that requires taxpayer-funded research to be freely accessible online.[6] If enacted, it would also severely restrict the sharing of scientific data.[7] The bill was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,[8] of which Issa is the chair.[9] Similar bills were introduced in 2008[10] and 2009[11] but have not been enacted since.[1] On February 27 2012, Darrell Issa and Carolyn Maloney issued a statement saying that they would not push for legislative action on the bill.[12]

          Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

          by Just Bob on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 10:19:14 PM PST

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          •  That's good info and something to keep an eye on. (0+ / 0-)

            However, seems to not have a lot of support.

            On February 27 2012, Darrell Issa and Carolyn Maloney issued a statement saying that they would not push for legislative action on the bill.
    •  MIT had taken CIVIL action against Swartz (0+ / 0-)



      Perpetual crisis means never having to say you're sorry.

      by chuckvw on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:01:42 PM PST

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