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View Diary: Aaron Swartz Was Going Home With a Slap On The Wrist. Then The Feds Got Involved (274 comments)

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  •  They don't. They end up spending the rest of (4+ / 0-)

    their lives in and out of jail as they are jailed for "contempt" Note that inability to pay is not a defense.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:02:12 PM PST

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    •  And yet Swartz had every ability to pay ... (0+ / 0-)

      in the future, as evidenced by his past.  But then, he would have owed no fine whatsoever had he not risked everything with his diabolical scheme, then had to spend all his money on attorney's fees in defending himself.  As it turned out, the "genius'" plans had quite a few holes in them.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:42:11 AM PST

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