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Aaron Swartz Hacks the Attention Economy

Aaron Swartz Hacks the Attention Economy | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
A digital guerrilla fighter explains what's wrong with anti-piracy laws, why the Internet and copyright law don't get along, and how he got into politics.
For Aaron Swartz, sharing files on the Internet isn't just fun and profitable.

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The Lack Of A Legal Or Moral Basis For The Aaron Swartz Indictment Is Quite Troubling | Techdirt

There have been a lot of interesting discussions about the Aaron Swartz indictment, but I wanted to highlight a few key points on this, starting with an analysis of the actual legal points by Max Kennerly, who points out that the actual charges don't...

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U.S. government arrests internet activist Aaron Swartz for looking up articles at a library

U.S. government arrests internet activist Aaron Swartz for looking up articles at a library | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
Via Mayo Fuster Morell:   NY Times article: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ 2011/07/19/reddit-co-founder-c harged-with-data-theft/ //// Aaron Swartz charged for downloading too many journal articles from the Library //// Shocking news: Moments...

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Repressive regimes use US censorship tech - Press TV

Repressive regimes use US censorship tech - Press TV | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
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Repressive regimes use US censorship tech
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A Canadian human rights monitoring group has reported that U.S. contractors have supplied some of the most repressive regimes in the world with surveillance and censorship technology.
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US Senate Judiciary Committee 2013 Agenda Includes Privacy, Press Freedom - Intellectual Property Watch

US Senate Judiciary Committee 2013 Agenda Includes Privacy, Press Freedom - Intellectual Property Watch | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
US Senate Judiciary Committee 2013 Agenda Includes Privacy, Press Freedom Intellectual Property Watch The committee includes oversight of intellectual property rights issues, and Leahy for example was the chief proponent of last year's reform of US...
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Anti-hacking law questioned after death of Internet activist

Anti-hacking law questioned after death of Internet activist | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lie about your identity on Facebook or delete files from your work laptop before you quit and you could run afoul of a 29-year-old U.S.
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Examining The Outrageous Aaron Swartz Indictment For Computer Fraud | Complex Litigation, Special Comment, Trademark & Copyright Infringement

Examining The Outrageous Aaron Swartz Indictment For Computer Fraud | Complex Litigation, Special Comment, Trademark & Copyright Infringement | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
There’s an interesting discussion (mostly about JSTOR) at Y Combinator. The commentators at reddit aren’t impressed either:

Good thing he didn’t rape or murder someone or he’d be facing 15 years.

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Harvard's Aaron Swartz indicted on MIT hacking charges - The Guardian

Harvard's Aaron Swartz indicted on MIT hacking charges - The Guardian | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsHarvard's Aaron Swartz indicted on MIT hacking chargesThe GuardianStarting with a standard Acer laptop, Swartz began by using anonymous log-ins on the network of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in September 2010.

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Swartz supporter dumps 18,592 JSTOR docs on the Pirate Bay

Swartz supporter dumps 18,592 JSTOR docs on the Pirate Bay | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
A 31-year-old American who says his name is Gregory Maxwell has posted a 32GB file containing 18,592 scientific articles to BitTorrent.

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Landmark case may set grounds for fair use over photos shared on Twitter - Digital Trends

Landmark case may set grounds for fair use over photos shared on Twitter - Digital Trends | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
WebProNews Landmark case may set grounds for fair use over photos shared on Twitter Digital Trends But in a landmark case that may set policies over fair use of images shared on social networks, a judge has ruled that using someone else's images...
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Patent Lint: The Other Apple Patents that Might Interest You - Patently Apple

Patent Lint: The Other Apple Patents that Might Interest You - Patently Apple | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
Patent Lint: The Other Apple Patents that Might Interest You
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The US Patent office published a number of Apple's patent applications today and we covered two of them in-depth.
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Influential House Republican Investigating Zealous Prosecution In Internet Pioneer's Suicide

Influential House Republican Investigating Zealous Prosecution In Internet Pioneer's Suicide | CIS 436 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is investigating the Justice Department's prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide on Friday after fighting felony hacking charges for two years.
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