Posted by: ccclib | July 20, 2011

Programmer Charged With Theft of Journal Articles

Aaron Swartz, internet activist and former fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Ethics, has been charged with the unauthorized download of more than four million journal articles from JSTOR, a database of scholarly articles.

This incident has received wide coverage online and underscores the value of electronic resources and the importance of digital security.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Programmer Is Charged With Hacking Into Journal Database

Wired: Feds Charge Activist as Hacker for Downloading Millions of Academic Articles

BoingBoing: NYT: Internet activist accused of data theft

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