Aaron Swartz, from MIT & online group ‘demand progress’, has been arrested for downloading too many articles from the academic database ‘JSTOR’ – a ‘crime’ some have compared to taking out too many books from the library! He faces a maximum sentence of *35 years in prison*.
Details of the story can be found here:
A support page for Aaron is here:
In an act of solidarity someone has made 18,592 scientific publications freely available along with a manifesto via this torrent:
Knowledge should be freely available as part of our ‘commonwealth’ – take part in some digital commoning – download and seed this torrent!