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Aaron Swartz

Web feed developer for Rich Site summary, Reddit, Creative Commons, frameworkweb.py and sociology, civic awareness and activism, Aaron Swartz was born November 8, 1986 and lived to be 24 but committed suicide after being arrested and charged for  two counts of wire fraud, eleven violations of the Computer Fraud and and Abuse Act for systematically downloading academic journal articles from JSTOR. His penalty was 1 million dollars in fines, 35 years in prison, and supervised release. “He was an intelligent young man who found a loophole that would allow him to download a lot of documents quickly”. That is the main reason for him hacking into JSTOR. What he did never really harmed JSTOR. He just didn’t hide his tracks and he got caught.





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