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  •  Yes, you really do appear to hate this man. (1+ / 0-)
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    It was not a CRIME it was a misdemeanor. jSTOR didn't press charges.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:30:45 PM PST

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    •  JSTOR's opinion was irrelevant. (0+ / 0-)

      The case was "The People of the United States of America v. Aaron Swartz", not JSTOR vs. Swartz, the latter of which would have been a civil action, not a criminal one.

      BTW, a misdemeanor IS a crime; so is a felony.  It's a matter of degree.  I believe you have these terms confused.  

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:58:02 PM PST

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