U.S. Government Indicts Researcher for Alleged Data Theft from MIT and JSTOR

Researcher, writer, software developer and online activist Aaron Swartz has been indicted by the U.S. Government for alleged data theft from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and JSTOR.

The indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and asserting that Swartz stole “well over 4,000,000 articles from JSTOR” via MIT’s computer networks, is here.

JSTOR’s statement is here.

A statement by the nonprofit political action group Demand Progress, which Swartz co-founded, is here.

For one commentator’s reaction, see:

Free the JSTOR Four Million

Additional information is reported at:

Coder Turned Progressive Activist Aaron Swartz Charged In MIT Theft

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