The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released a long-awaited report today investigating its actions in prosecuting programmer/activist Aaron Swartz for his role in hacking the school’s academic research paper database.
Craigslist cannot protect its listing under copyright law in its case against apartment listings site PadMapper, but the app may still be in hot water with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
The proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act spurred more than just angry tweets. The EFF and others are calling for people to rise up and flood congressmen with CFAA reform demands.
“It’s a f*cking ludicrous charge,” Auernheimer told me this morning from New Jersey. “The FBI has tried to frame me for terrorism five times, and by their own admission they’ve been surveilling me since I was 15 years old.”
Facing criticism for taking a hard line against accused academic journal downloader Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide Friday, MIT has issued a statement.