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Free Aaron Swartz!
Howard Rheingold originally shared:
 
Love this lede in this John Schwartz NY Times article about an act of civil disobedience that many people won't understand because the cultural commons has been so slickly enclosed by now. I have no problem with the NY Times paywall but paywalls in scientific and scholarly research are crimes against culture. Although I have university access, I just friggin hate JSTOR: "A respected Harvard researcher who also is an Internet folk hero has been arrested in Boston on charges related to computer hacking, which are based on allegations that he downloaded articles that he was entitled to get free."
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