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  •  don't know, seems that (0+ / 0-)

    the feds are cracking down a lot more on "free information" advocates, see here

    Swartz article in Boston Globe

    a quote from the end of that article:

    Jerry Cohen - an attorney with Burns & Levinson of Boston who specializes in copyright, licensing, and publication law - said yesterday that the allegations against Swartz are serious...Cohen added, however, that past cases have been resolved in the civil court system, with the goal being the halting of the inappropriate work.

    Cohen said the use of criminal charges here is the latest in what has been a government trend to prosecute such cases, which he described as taking “a sledgehammer to drive a thumb tack.’’

    “It might be taking too big a weapon,’’ he said. “It’s intended to terrorize the person who’s indicted and others who might be thinking of the same thing.’’

    The heart is a bloom, shoots up through stony ground/But there's no room, no space to rent in this town

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 08:20:28 AM PDT

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