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What does that have to do with it?

What does that have to do with it?

Posted Jul 31, 2013 19:22 UTC (Wed) by Wol (guest, #4433)
In reply to: What does that have to do with it? by raven667
Parent article: MIT's report on the Aaron Swartz case

As has been pointed out on Groklaw, Aaron was charged with "unauthorised access".

At NO POINT WHATSOEVER does there appear to have been any attempt by either MIT or the prosecutor to find out whether Aaron was or was not authorised.

And given that MIT seems to have had an "access is open to anyone" policy, it seems highly likely that Aaron's access was not unuauthorised (note the careful use of the double negative, and not the positive).

This is the gaping hole the prosecutors drove through to charge him.

Cheers,
Wol


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