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Submission + - Borrowed too many books - Aaron Swartz arrested (demandprogress.org)

ahaubold writes: Aaron Swartz, former executive director and founder of Demand Progress, was indicted by the US government. As best as we can tell, he is being charged with allegedly downloading too many scholarly journal articles from the Web. The government contends that downloading said articles is actually felony computer hacking and should be punished with time in prison.
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Borrowed too many books - Aaron Swartz arrested

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