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In the United States, downloading too many academic papers is a crime that must be punished by dozens of years in jail:

 
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The article states that these papers were "unavailable to the public",...

well yes but..

all you need to do to gain access to these databases is to buy a public library card. Most public library cards now give you access to online academic databases.

This guy just couldn't be bothered to get a card or enter his card number more than once. He wanted to download the whole database onto his home storage. Most people don't have that capacity.
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09/19/2012 10:32 AM
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This is simply a new form of censorship.

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I find it hilarious that he went to Walmart, bought a an Acer laptop, walked into MIT and hid it in a random closet to maintain his connection to their network and yet they want to charge him with computer fraud for changing his MAC address, sue him for a millions dollars AND put him in jail.

"The government, however, has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy, a position a federal appeals court in April said means “millions of unsuspecting individuals would find that they are engaging in criminal conduct.”


^This is absolutely outrageous. Every TOS I've ever read, always maintains the right that the owners of the service provided, have the right, at any time, to change the terms of a legally binding agreement that NOBODY really reads.

So, in some crazy futuristic police state, these new interpretations, will be used to DETAIN you for any reason they want.
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hacking

violating a website’s terms of service
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rofl

Computer noobs will kill us all.
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His literary Tower of Babel has fallen
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I find it hilarious that he went to Walmart, bought a an Acer laptop, walked into MIT and hid it in a random closet to maintain his connection to their network and yet they want to charge him with computer fraud for changing his MAC address, sue him for a millions dollars AND put him in jail.

"The government, however, has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy, a position a federal appeals court in April said means “millions of unsuspecting individuals would find that they are engaging in criminal conduct.”


^This is absolutely outrageous. Every TOS I've ever read, always maintains the right that the owners of the service provided, have the right, at any time, to change the terms of a legally binding agreement that NOBODY really reads.

So, in some crazy futuristic police state, these new interpretations, will be used to DETAIN you for any reason they want.
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That is what I was going to post-Holy CRAP!

The government is trying to make contracts between private parties criminal offenses. Wow.

I guess since the burger I got at Wendy's didn't look like the picture, I can have the cook and CEO arrested now?
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I wouldn't be surprised the defendant was going to sell the high technology research material to competing national states like China. Heck the defendant could be another Theodore Holtzberg willing to sell out his host nation.
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hmm

this is a pivotal case...

"The government, however, has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy, a position a federal appeals court in April said means “millions of unsuspecting individuals would find that they are engaging in criminal conduct.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in limiting reach of the CFAA, said that violations of employee contract agreements and websites’ terms of service were better left to civil lawsuits."
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while the world is busy with drumes of war we are being shut down. why are not the chritians abd jewish people of this country standing up for knowldge
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hmm

this is a pivotal case...

"The government, however, has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy, a position a federal appeals court in April said means “millions of unsuspecting individuals would find that they are engaging in criminal conduct.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in limiting reach of the CFAA, said that violations of employee contract agreements and websites’ terms of service were better left to civil lawsuits."
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


The InterNet is after all The Spider Web. All these flies buzzing around now trapped on its web. Welcome to my parlor said the Spider to the Fly.

Patents and Copyright beyond a fixed limit, and non-renewable or resaleable to anyone, was what had been thought to have been a good idea. It quickly became perverted, selling copyrights after 'expiration' to the highest bidder. Monetize everything. Make Criminals of an entire population from the Homeless to Supreme Court Justices... all are criminal, there are no innocents.

Welcome to the Fly Paper... it's laced wit pesticide, and we all are but buzzing flies to the web's paper of death.
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third world downloads most western technology on the planet. look at Indians fast breed reactor and those dirty scumming Chinese.


Look at Japan before the white man stepped foot on their land they were shitting in a hole. now they have high tech toilets.

we got to ban these third world bastards from downloading or getting our education
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Yes professor this is why I could not turn in my paper that requires 1000 sources all of them being academic journal articles sorry about that.
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