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7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 16:39 Cutter
 
As someone said it best on Ars yesterday, depression is not a get out of prosecution free card.

According to the documents, Swartz downloaded more than two million JSTOR documents over a two-week period by using a variety of deliberate, evasive tactics designed to confound JSTOR controls.

He knew what he was doing. He wanted to play Robin Hood but forgot that Robin Hood had a death sentence on him for his actions. Rightly or wrongly so, you do the crime and you're looking at doing time.
 
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"Nobody wants to be nobody in America. Ed is the apotheosis of a prevailing American syndrome. It used to be that someone became famous because they were special. Now people are considered special just for being famous. Fame, itself, is its own virtue.
 
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