A new guest on FSN, Kevin Gosztola is a first rate reporter. He’s particularly disturbed by the Adam Swartz case. Swartz, the co-founder of Reddit, simply appropriated a J-Stor list feed from MIT and made it public. No private information was ever disclosed, no one was injured and there was no harm done, period. But that didn’t stop the US Attorney, for the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, from criminally charging him and threatening him with a long period of incarceration in order to exact a plea. The unstable Swartz committed suicide, denying the state its opportunity to lock him up. Sad indeed, but all to frequent in this world.
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