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Swartz Suicide Puts JSTOR Academic Database In Spotlight
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Ellis Booker,
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1/15/2013 | 9:54:12 PM
re: Swartz Suicide Puts JSTOR Academic Database In Spotlight
GAProgrammer, JSTOR dropped its *civil* charges in June 2011. Federal criminal charges were filed in July 2011. Sorry for the confusion. --Ellis Booker
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1/15/2013 | 9:16:35 PM
re: Swartz Suicide Puts JSTOR Academic Database In Spotlight
The charges against Swartz, announced in July 2011 by the Massachusetts U.S. attorney's office, allege in part that he hardwired a laptop into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on-campus network in 2010 to download nearly 5 million academic journal articles from JSTOR.

JSTOR issued a statement on Sunday: "We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Aaron Swartz ... He was a truly gifted person who made important contributions to the development of the Internet and the Web from which we all benefit."

The statement goes on to say JSTOR "regretted being drawn into [the case] from the outset, since JSTOR's mission is to foster widespread access to the world's body of scholarly knowledge," and notes the service had dropped its civil charges against Swartz in June 2011, once he had returned the JSTOR data he had in his possession.

Filed the charges in July 2011 but dropped them in June of 2011. So they dropped the charges before they filed them??? Terrible journalism there. C'mon IW, you can do better than that.


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