Protest the arrest of an activist who could seek 35 years in prison for downloading more than four million textbooks
A renowned researcher, 24 year old Aaron Swartz, faces a possible request for 35 years in prison and a million dollar fine for having downloaded more than four million articles in a repository, Jstor, academic publications belonging MIT. In protest at the initiative of the U.S. authorities, a hacker who identified himself as Greg Maxwell, 31, has published 18,592 articles in the same repository (32 gigabytes). The news published in the journal Technology at MIT, an entity that has not denounced any of the two youths. Have been the U.S. authorities themselves who have taken the initiative with the argument that stealing is stealing, whether money or papers. Founded in 1995, Jstor, has a catalog of over 325,000 publications from more than 7,000 institutions. Your subscription service not for profit and revenue that goes to subsidize academic institutions.