идет охота

18:26 | 20-09-2012 | Censorship, Crime, Internet, Jurisprudence, Politics | 1 Comment

одного из создателей языка разметки Markdown, Аарона Шварца, определенно вознамерились показательно засудить:

Federal prosectors added nine new felony counts [to previous four] against well-known coder and activist Aaron Swartz, who was charged last year for allegedly breaching hacking laws by downloading millions of academic articles from a subscription database via an open connection at MIT.

там много интересного[1]:

In essence, many of the charges stem from Swartz allegedly breaching the terms of service agreement for those using the research service.


The case tests the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which was passed in 1984 to enhance the government’s ability to prosecute hackers who accessed computers to steal information or to disrupt or destroy computer functionality.

The government, however, has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy, a position a federal appeals court in April said means “millions of unsuspecting individuals would find that they are engaging in criminal conduct.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in limiting reach of the CFAA, said that violations of employee contract agreements and websites’ terms of service were better left to civil lawsuits.

  1. но, к сожалению, мне так же неизменно вспоминается одна цитата из книги Филипа Дика:

    This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed — run over, maimed, destroyed — but they continued to play anyhow.  ↩


One Response to “идет охота”

  1. […] бляди, чертовы бляди: Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide in New York City yesterday, Jan. 11, according to his uncle, Michael Wolf, in a comment to The Tech. Swartz was 26. […]

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