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5 Feb 2013, 8:07 pm by legalinformatics
On 3 February 2013 an additional $10,000 for the Aaron Swartz Memorial Grants — which fund the development of the RECAP project aimed at increasing public access to U.S. federal judicial information — were announced by Stephen Schultze of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. Here is an excerpt from the announcement: The generous folks over at Google’s Open Source Programs team have pledged to support two more RECAP-related project awards — at $5,000… [read post]
20 Jun 2013, 12:45 pm by Cyrus Farivar
Since late January 2013, a California congresswoman has pushed for legal reforms that would revise the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). She dubbed these proposed changes “Aaron’s Law” because the new law’s revisions (PDF) are in honor of the late Aaron Swartz. Swartz tragically committed suicide in January 2013 after facing substantial federal charges in the wake of downloading a huge trove of academic articles. On Thursday, Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR)… [read post]
19 Jan 2013, 10:17 pm by legalinformatics
The legal open data and e-participation organization PlainSite has posted a new tool called Operation Asymptote, which crowdsources the process of making PACER content publicly available. PACER is the U.S. federal judiciary’s fee-based database of U.S. federal court decisions and litigation papers. PlainSite describes the tool as follows: Operation Asymptote is an initiative designed to download as much of PACER as possible by spreading the burden across many individuals, none of whom need to… [read post]
26 Jan 2013, 9:17 am by
"This time there will be change or there will be chaos." [read post]
14 Jan 2013, 4:19 pm by Jacob Gershman
Among those casting a kinder light on Internet activist Aaron Swartz's alleged hacking was one of his toughest critics. [read post]
17 Jan 2013, 10:09 am by David Kravets
Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. attorney in Massachusetts, said Thursday the government's "conduct was appropriate" in its handling of the Aaron Swartz prosecution. [read post]
3 Feb 2013, 10:26 am by legalinformatics
At least three separate efforts to crowdsource amendments to the U.S. federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) appear to have recently been launched: Representative Zoe Lofgren and Senator Ron Wyden have been using Reddit as a platform to crowdsource revisions to the statute; they call their amendments Aaron’s Law; The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been crowdsourcing revisions to the statute on its Website (e.g., here and here); Nadim Kobeissi is crowdsourcing revisions to the statute… [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 11:02 am by Joe Patrice
Is the next season of The Voice casting? Because there's a professor who wants in.     [read post]
16 Jan 2013, 9:01 pm by Joe Palazzolo
The U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz, issued a statement late Wednesday on her office's handling of the prosecution of Aaron Swartz. [read post]
27 Feb 2013, 5:00 am by
"The current academic publishing system is prettied-up extortion. He defied it, and the rest of us should too." I'd like to read that article, but it's in The Chronicle of Higher Education, and a subscription is needed for access. Ironically. [read post]
13 May 2013, 10:52 am by Joe Palazzolo
A federal judge on Monday rejected a request by the family of Aaron Swartz to release the names of those involved in his arrest and federal prosecution. [read post]
6 Mar 2013, 1:22 pm by David Kravets
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said the suicide death of internet activist Aaron Swartz was a "tragedy" but the hacking case against the 26-year-old was "a good use of prosecutorial discretion." [read post]
28 Jan 2013, 4:02 pm by Jacob Gershman
More than two days since hackers attacked and defaced the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the agency's site is still dark. [read post]
2 Apr 2013, 1:23 pm by David Kravets
Massachusetts federal authorities involved in the prosecution of Aaron Swartz have received threatening e-mail and snail mail, the Justice Department said in a court filing, and the lead prosecutor in the case had his Facebook page hacked. [read post]
7 Nov 2013, 4:06 pm by Kevin Poulsen
The Secret Service has released another 26-pages of documents about coder and activist Aaron Swartz in my ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the agency.     [read post]