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KISS YOUR FREE PRESS GOOD-BYE! Barrett Brown conviction another sign of death of journalism in America...R.I.P.
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[quote:Sol Reflector:MV8yNzc1MzUyXzQ4NDgzNTc5X0UyODBBQjk1] It was the final phase of a criminal prosecution that at one point threatened Brown with more than 100 years in prison, as a result of his work on thousands of files hacked by Anonymous from the servers of HBGary Federal and Stratfor, security intelligence firms and government contractors. Through the online collective he founded, called Project PM, s.[b] The HBGary hack revealed a coordinated campaign to target and smear advocates for WikiLeaks and the Chamber of Commerce, while the Stratfor hack provided a rare window into the shadowy world of defense contractors.[/b] Details of the Brown case here:look it up TRUTH UNVEILED??? I guess he still made out better than Michael hastings...so far...... HB Gary, Stratfor and Palantir connected to Godlike Productions? [/quote]
I was amazed to find that no threads were on GLP today discussing this landmark case against internet freedom and freedom of the press. We are truly doomed. I only heard of this case a few weeks ago and assumed it would be a hot-potato issue here among the freedom-mongers on GLP. I was sadly disappointed that nobody even posted anything regarding this decision. God help us.
Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months for 'merely linking to hacked material'
The journalist and former Anonymous member says of prison term and fine in statement: ‘They’re sending me to investigate the prison-industrial complex’
link to www.theguardian.com
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