Mad Howler wrote:
he used an open network connection at MIT, which explicitly allowed free guest access, to download academic research papers that were available for free for any user on that particular network.
The business of research journals has, sadly, become a big expensive thing to access. The problem is that we, collectively, have funded much of the work in these reports and arguably should to have access to publicly funded efforts. It seems that Mr. Swartz got into peril pointing this out while many egregious pirates of the commons still walk unperturbed amongst us
It seems that the point I was making in the sentence, emphasized, above is beginning to be addressed.http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=33e ... f9d5d2a25f
We as a plurality must demand these bastards that play ALL sides of our political divide as 'investments' be held accountable.
I bump back to this thread to point at senseless loss when our justice system is not directed at the bad guys who took us here. The thing is, these bad guys seem to have a hand in directing our justice system.
Perhaps, this will become less so someday.