In a slight resumption of sanity, a Harvard law professor is proposing Aaron's Law, which would repeal parts of the Computer Fraud law.
Really, 30 years for downloading data is a bit steep, don't you think? No wonder he killed himself.
Prosecutors have announced that they offered him a plea bargain with only a few months in prison. Big fucking deal. That's what they do--offer you a plea so that they look successful but you become labeled as a felon for life.
Aaron Swartz's motivations were among the best. And just like many file sharers, he was attacked by our government with extreme viciousness, all out of proportion to the crime.
I'm not interested in fucking U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's excuses.