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Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

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We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly. The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's...
Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation

WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?

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Velcroman1 writes "Julian Assange's investors are in the process of purchasing a boat to move WikiLeaks servers offshore in an attempt to evade prosecution from U.S. law enforcement, FoxNews.com has learned. Multiple sources within the hacker community with knowledge of day-to-day WikiLeaks activities say Assange's financial backers have been working...
WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?

Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

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Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer, a former New York federal judge, recently was presenting a paper at the National Academy of Sciences about deterring cyberattacks when he learned the feds had shut down Megaupload, seizing its domain names, in a criminal copyright infringement case. Troubling...
Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

Righthaven Completely Stops Showing Up In Court, Loses Key Case, Key Appeals And 'Big Name' Lawyer Who It Still Owes Money To

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Over the past few weeks there's been some more Righthaven news, as the company has continued the trend it started last year of not showing up and missing deadlines. Now it appears that it's just completely given up. CEO Steve Gibson is working at another job (while being investigated by...
Righthaven Completely Stops Showing Up In Court, Loses Key Case, Key Appeals And 'Big Name' Lawyer Who It Still Owes Money To

How the Steubenville case exposes the cruelty faced by rape survivors | Megan Carpentier

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A sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the US, but here is a rare spotlight on how the justice system handles rape charges"We're not here to get justice for you," the prosecutor in my sexual assault case told me in our first meeting. "We're here to get justice for...
How the Steubenville case exposes the cruelty faced by rape survivors | Megan Carpentier

Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

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Half a decade ago ‘maVen‘ was one of the most active movie release groups on the Internet, known for distributing high quality ‘Telesync‘ versions of major blockbuster titles. In the summer of 2006 ‘maVen’ releases suddenly halted, and it later became apparent that the FBI had caught one of its...
Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

Under fire US Attorney breaks her silence to defend prosecution of Aaron Swartz

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Five days after the death of Aaron Swartz, the widely-heralded computer programmer, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who led the prosecution against him has broken her silence and defended the efforts of authorities on the case against him. Ortiz has been widely criticized for using the case in order to make an example of...
Under fire US Attorney breaks her silence to defend prosecution of Aaron Swartz

Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking IBM mainframes, stealing money

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Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was charged with hacking the IBM mainframe of Logica, a Swedish IT firm that provided tax services to the Swedish government, and the IBM mainframe of the Swedish Nordea bank, the Swedish public prosecutor said on Tuesday.  "This is the biggest investigation into...
Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking IBM mainframes, stealing money

Another train ticket complaint arrives

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Buying online brings a fine for failing to print all the email pagesBack in June, I used the TheTrainline.com website to buy a £17 ticket from Sheffield to Leamington Spa. I was sent a booking confirmation email, read it, followed the link and printed my ticket. Or so I thought.When...
Another train ticket complaint arrives
Anonymous Appears To Have Hacked MIT Website, Leaves Swartz Tribute
Obama administration considering options to escalate response to Chinese cyberattacks

Why technology must be the solution to child abuse material online

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The problem is now epidemic and unpoliceable; even if software could identify all offenders, the justice system couldn't copeMark Bridger spent a significant amount of time on the internet on the day April Jones died. Just after midday, he had browsed his carefully organised collection of child abuse images, child...
Why technology must be the solution to child abuse material online

Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement - Write Him a Letter Today

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During the dying days of August, Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police in Phnom Penh, the city he made his home several years ago. From his comfortable apartment above the Cadillac Bar on the riverfront, Gottfrid was taken into custody. The immediately recognizable Swede is best...
Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement - Write Him a Letter Today

DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

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Megaupload cannot avoid prosecution in the U.S. simply because it had no physical presence in the country, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a colorfully......
DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

The Pirate Bay, A Year After The Verdict

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Millions of BitTorrent users all around the world followed the Pirate Bay trial with great interest last year. Many had hoped that the court would decide that operating a BitTorrent tracker was no offense and that the defendants would walk free. The ten day trial started off with a small...
The Pirate Bay, A Year After The Verdict
MIT.edu, DOJ.gov, W3.gov All Currently Down Following Investigation Into Swartz Tragedy

Liberty Reserve indicted for $6 billion in money laundering

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The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted online payment processor Liberty Reserve for laundering US$6 billion in a series of global transactions, which the agency charges may be the largest international money laundering prosecution in history."Liberty Reserve was intentionally created and structured to facilitate criminal activity. It was essentially...
Liberty Reserve indicted for $6 billion in money laundering

Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty

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Breivik tells court he practised his shot using a 'holographic aiming device' while playing video gameAnders Behring Breivik has described how he "trained" for the attacks he carried out in Norway last summer using the computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.The 33-year-old said he practised his shot using a...
Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty

Press Tries To Pin High Profile Killings On The Web & World Of Warcraft

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And, here we go again. The press and "cultural commentators" absolutely love to blame new technologies for someone who does something bad. The latest is that in response to the crazy Luka Magnotta case (involving the guy in Canada who killed and dismembered someone, filming the whole thing, eating some...
Press Tries To Pin High Profile Killings On The Web & World Of Warcraft

White House Petition Launched To 'Recast Copyright For The Digital Age'

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A whole bunch of folks (surprising, given the number of signatures on the petition so far) have sent over a new "We the People..." petition on the White House's site, asking the White House to "recast copyright law for the digital era." The petition notes that the public has lost...
White House Petition Launched To 'Recast Copyright For The Digital Age'

Intel appeals record-setting $1.45 billion antitrust fine... from 2009

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It's been more than three years since being slapped with a record-setting €1.06 billion (roughly $1.45 billion) antitrust fine by the EU, and Intel is finally getting around to putting an appeal in motion. The request for a reversal is going to the second highest court in the union,...
Intel appeals record-setting $1.45 billion antitrust fine... from 2009
Anonymous reveals personal info for 4K bank execs in name of computer crime reform

The Pirate Bay's 'Lawsuit' Against Anti-Piracy Group More About Exposing Double Standards In Enforcement

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We stayed away from the story that made the rounds last week, concerning the claims that The Pirate Bay was going to file a lawsuit against Finnish anti-piracy agency CIAPC for setting up a site that parodies The Pirate Bay, using a copy of TPB's stylesheet. Knowing how TPB operates,...
The Pirate Bay's 'Lawsuit' Against Anti-Piracy Group More About Exposing Double Standards In Enforcement

Pirate Bay Founder Could Be Prosecuted For Hacking "Within a Month"

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In late August 2012, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. It was presumed that Gottfrid had been taken to serve the year in prison he was handed for his involvement in The Pirate Bay, but quickly it become clear the authorities also had other things...
Pirate Bay Founder Could Be Prosecuted For Hacking "Within a Month"

Congresswoman Proposes "Aaron's Law" In Honor Of Late Internet Activist

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In the wake of Internet activist Aaron Swartz’s suicide before his impending court case, Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CrunchGov Grade: A) has proposed a bill that may have prevented the government from overzealous prosecution. Swartz reportedly faced an astounding 50+ years in prison and a $4 million fine after releasing...
Congresswoman Proposes "Aaron's Law" In Honor Of Late Internet Activist

Security Experts Push Ukraine to Drop VX Heavens Prosecution

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For more than a decade, "Herm1t" -- the online nickname of Andrey Baranovich -- has chronicled the development of malicious code on a website called VX Heavens....
Security Experts Push Ukraine to Drop VX Heavens Prosecution

Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

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Since the death of Aaron Swartz, there’s been an outpouring of anger directed at the Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann, the federal prosecutors whose aggressive case against Mr. Swartz is widely believed to have led the Internet pioneer to take his own life. On the other hand, supporters of the...
Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

Spate of jail terms for online trolls leads UK to re-examine rules

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You may remember a court case in the UK that became known, absurdly but accurately, as the Twitter Joke Trial. It involved a guy who jokingly tweeted that he was going to blow his local airport “sky-high”. He was prosecuted and found guilty, but then he appealed and successfully had...
Spate of jail terms for online trolls leads UK to re-examine rules

U.S. Attorney breaks silence, defends prosecution of Aaron Swartz

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U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, under fire for the prosecution of Internet entrepreneur and activist Aaron Swartz, on Wednesday issued her first statement responding to the controversy that has followed Swartz's suicide. Ortiz offered "heartfelt sympathy," but said her office's "conduct was appropriate in bringing and handling this case." She noted...
U.S. Attorney breaks silence, defends prosecution of Aaron Swartz

UK Streaming Link Site Operators Handed Suspended Jail Sentences

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With more than a million monthly visitors filmzzz.com and legalmovies.tv were among the most-visited movie streaming indexes back in 2009. The sites were operated by Faraz and Ayaz Saddiq, two brothers from Leeds, UK. In common with other “linking” sites they didn’t host any copyrighted content but merely linked to...
UK Streaming Link Site Operators Handed Suspended Jail Sentences
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