Originally Posted by seamonster
Can't blame somebody for this. It's always easier to hide behind cute emoicon bullshit than to actually engage in a discussion on intellectual property and proprietary software. Personally I've written scripts that leverage big boy programming languages and the shit ain't easy, and I have no patience for morbidly obese fat jerk offs that think they can just own everything for free because it's online.
First... dude was skinny.
Also... learn about what is going on before you start spewing bullshit. The case against him was because he downloaded a ton of info from JSTOR... stuff he had legal access to.
"MIT gave campus visitors unbridled access to its wireless network and JSTOR. The case against Swartz was not that he wasn't authorized to download academic articles but that he downloaded them too quickly, in violation of JSTOR's policies.
Although Swartz made peace with JSTOR and didn't distribute the downloaded articles, prosecutors went after him anyway, filing charges that could have resulted in a 35-year prison term and a $1-million fine. His family says the feds' intimidation — prosecutors reportedly insisted that Swartz go to prison as part of any plea deal — was a key factor in his suicide. (Another factor, friends say, was the depression he'd suffered from since he was a teen.)"