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Anonymous publishes trove of emails from Haditha marine law firm

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Law firm represented Frank Wuterich, who pled guilty to his part in the death of 24 Iraqi civilians, but served no jail timeHackers associated with the Anonymous activist group have leaked a trove of emails hacked from the law firm representing staff sergeant Frank Wuterich, accused of leading a group...
Anonymous publishes trove of emails from Haditha marine law firm

Trader pleads guilty in $1B AAPL stock fraud case

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David Miller, a former stock trader who brought down his employer in a bet on Apple stock, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in a plea deal reached with prosecutors. The incident began when Miller improperly bought 1,000 times the number of shares requested by a customer, expecting...
Trader pleads guilty in $1B AAPL stock fraud case

Aaron Swartz's Partner Accuses DOJ Of Lying, Seizing Evidence Without A Warrant & Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

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Yesterday we wrote about Attorney General Eric Holder's ridiculous claims defending the prosecution of Aaron Swartz. We noted two key things that were ridiculous. First, Holder insisted that Swartz was only facing a few months in jail (he implied 5 months, tops) and scolded the media for claiming it was...
Aaron Swartz's Partner Accuses DOJ Of Lying, Seizing Evidence Without A Warrant & Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

Late Internet activist Aaron Swartz to receive the James Madison Freedom of Information Award

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Today Rep. Zoe Lofgren announced that she will award Internet activist Aaron Swartz, posthumously, the James Madison Freedom of Information Award. Aaron Swartz’s early demise by suicide, which followed intense prosecution of his online work, sparked a storm of criticism; his family and former partner have been vocally active in placing...
Late Internet activist Aaron Swartz to receive the James Madison Freedom of Information Award

Apple and publishers offer deal to put price fixing scandal behind them in EU

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In the US, the e-book price fixing scandal appears to be winding towards its inevitable conclusion. Many of the publishers settled with the DOJ right off the bat, and now the states themselves have gotten three publishing houses to cough up $69 million in their own agreement. (Of course,...
Apple and publishers offer deal to put price fixing scandal behind them in EU

Prosecutors Knew Aaron Swartz Was A Suicide Risk But Were 'Heedless' In Their Pursuit Of Him, Says Lawyer

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The more than 35,000 people calling on the Obama administration to fire the U.S. District Attorney in charge of prosecuting Aaron Swartz might have new ammunition in their fight. The 26-year-old Reddit cofounder killed himself last week in his New York City apartment. His family has blamed the Massachusetts Institute...
Prosecutors Knew Aaron Swartz Was A Suicide Risk But Were 'Heedless' In Their Pursuit Of Him, Says Lawyer
Member of file-sharing group given 5 years in prison for uploading movies

The U.S. Legal System And Its Chief Prosecutor Accused Of Contributing To Aaron Swartz's Death

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Did the authorities go in too hard against the Internet activist? The noise surrounding the death of Aaron Swartz is not abating. Four days after the Internet campaigner's body was found in his Brooklyn apartment, the New Yorker has accused the U.S. legal system of having failed the young...
The U.S. Legal System And Its Chief Prosecutor Accused Of Contributing To Aaron Swartz's Death

IRS Gives $104 Million To UBS Whistleblower... Who The DOJ Put In Jail

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Sometimes it seems that the federal government's left hand has no idea what it's right hand is doing. Bradley Birkenfeld, a former banker for Swiss banking giant UBS, blew the whistle on UBS practices of helping Americans hide their money offshore. For his troubles, the Justice Department charged him, leading...
IRS Gives $104 Million To UBS Whistleblower... Who The DOJ Put In Jail
Carmen Ortiz's Husband Criticizes Swartz Family For Suggesting Prosecution Of Their Son Contributed To His Suicide

Accused LulzSec member pleads guilty to hacking Sony

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Accused LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger pled guilty today in a federal court in Los Angeles, California, to felony charges associated with the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment that occurred in mid-2011. Kretsinger went by the moniker "Recursion" and testified that he took part in a SQL injection attack on...
Accused LulzSec member pleads guilty to hacking Sony
"Great personal danger": Inside hacker Sabu's guilty plea hearing

Disgrace: Swartz's prosecutors sought jail time to justify their original charges

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The Huffington Post is reporting that a Justice Department brief of congressional staffers left some with a very damaging impressions. I quote to preserve the tone of the original post: Some congressional staffers left the briefing with the impression that prosecutors believed they needed to convict Swartz of a felony...
Disgrace: Swartz's prosecutors sought jail time to justify their original charges

Attorney General Claims Aaron Swartz Case Was "A Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion"

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Attorney General Eric Holder claims critics are wrong to blame prosecutors for misconduct in the handling of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. Swartz committed suicide after allegedly facing 50+ years in prison for releasing millions of pay-walled academic articles. During a congressional Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Holder claimed that the media...
Attorney General Claims Aaron Swartz Case Was "A Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion"
Why is this ex-CIA whistleblower going to prison?

Hackers who stole Michael Jackson songs avoid jail

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Two British men ordered to complete 100 hours of community service after hacking into Sony's US serversTwo British men have narrowly avoided jail after stealing hundreds of unreleased recordings by Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and others.James Marks and James McCormick pleaded guilty to hacking into US servers owned by Sony Music...
Hackers who stole Michael Jackson songs avoid jail

Prosecutor's Husband Fights Back Against Everyone Criticizing The Case Against Aaron Swartz

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U.S. District Attorney Carmen Ortiz's husband has had enough of people attacking his wife. Thousands of people have called on President Barack Obama to fire Ortiz after Reddit cofounder Aaron Swartz killed himself last week. Ortiz was heading up a criminal hacking case against Swartz after he was accused of...
Prosecutor's Husband Fights Back Against Everyone Criticizing The Case Against Aaron Swartz

How the FBI viewed Aaron Swartz: Read his file

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Daniel Wright at FireDogLake secured the majority of activist and entrepreneur Aaron Swartz’s FBI file, which he was kind enough to drop onto Scribd for easy sharing. The FBI provided him with 21 out of the 23 pages, leaving the public record with – admittedly partially redacted – insight into...
How the FBI viewed Aaron Swartz: Read his file

Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

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Malcolm Harris, who has been in a battle with prosecutors over the privacy of his tweets, has plea deal withdrawn by judgeAn Occupy Wall Street protester who has been fighting with prosecutors to keep some of his tweets private looks likely to face trail next week after a judge withdrew...
Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

LulzSec Hacker Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty To CFAA Charge; Faces 10 Years

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In yet another Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case, in which the DOJ piled on charge after charge after charge until the person they were pressuring accepted a plea bargain, Jeremy Hammond has officially accepted a plea deal for helping LulzSec/Anonymous hack Stratfor. He admits that he did it, and...
LulzSec Hacker Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty To CFAA Charge; Faces 10 Years

Eric Holder defends Aaron Swartz hacking prosecution

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Attorney general expresses sympathy for Swartz's family but tells senators the case was a 'good use of prosecutorial discretion'The US attorney general has defended the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the internet activist who killed himself after being targeted for hacking into the computer system of MIT.After Swartz's suicide in January,...
Eric Holder defends Aaron Swartz hacking prosecution

House panel demands briefing from Department of Justice concerning its prosecution of Aaron Swartz

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Two members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today sent a letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, requesting answers to a number of granular questions concerning the prosecution of late Internet activist Aaron Swartz by the Department of Justice. Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Elijah...
House panel demands briefing from Department of Justice concerning its prosecution of Aaron Swartz

Techdirt Threatened With Defamation Suit Over Story On Feds Getting Royalty In Movie From Mexican Drug Cartel Money Launderer

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We recently wrote about a very strange case, in which the US government apparently ended up with a 10% royalty in a soon to be produced Hollywood movie that is being billed as the "prequel" to Passion of the Christ -- the famous Mel Gibson movie that made over $600...
Techdirt Threatened With Defamation Suit Over Story On Feds Getting Royalty In Movie From Mexican Drug Cartel Money Launderer

US Government Gets 10% Royalty On 'Passion Of The Christ' Prequel In Plea Deal With Mexican Drug Smuggler

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This story is just bizarre. Sinkdeep alerted us to the details, which seem to make a better story for a movie than the script at the heart of this story. Let's start from the beginning. You've got Benedict Fitzgerald, who wrote the screenplay for The Passion of the Christ, the...
US Government Gets 10% Royalty On 'Passion Of The Christ' Prequel In Plea Deal With Mexican Drug Smuggler

The Law Against Unlocking Cellphones Is An Orwellian Invasion Of Our Liberty

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Since I called the Librarian of Congress's decision against unlocking cell phones "the most ridiculous law of 2013," legal experts, techies, and other readers have written to tell me they, too, consider the restriction an outrageous violation of property rights. In particular, several people asked, "No one would really get into trouble...
The Law Against Unlocking Cellphones Is An Orwellian Invasion Of Our Liberty
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