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Aaron Swartz and the Two Faces of Power
Authored by: SpaceLifeForm on Sunday, January 20 2013 @ 01:32 PM EST
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“The feds might come knocking,” he said. “Someone went to a library and downloaded things and they claim it exceeded authorized access.” Aaron, whom I’d written about before, was being careful — which meant cagey, evasive, and awkward. “I hope this doesn’t happen,” he added, referring to the raid.

But Aaron was clearly worried and seemed a bit embarrassed by the drama. Without admitting anything, he noted that he once downloaded and analyzed hundreds of thousands of law review articles to see who was doing sponsored research. The resulting paper had been published in the Stanford Law Review in 2008.

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Aaron had pissed off Power.

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You can file all the petitions you like with the powers that be. You can try to make Power – whether in the form of wiretapping without warrants or violating international conventions against torture — follow its own laws. But Power is, as you might suspect, on the side of Power. Which is to say, Power never pleads guilty.

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You are being MICROattacked, from various angles, in a SOFT manner.

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