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Do Open Computer Networks Encourage Crime?

By January 20, 2013

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Debate about the criminal case against Aaron Swartz have swirled around the Internet for more than a year, but his death on January 11th raised the discussion to a new and more difficult level. Many incidents of alleged illegal downloading of copyrighted material have been prosecuted before, but none have centered around such a high profile defendant who had accomplished so much good for the public Internet. At least one person directly involved in the case believes that a lack of computer network security at M.I.T. was a mitigating circumstance. But can an open computer network really encourage people to commit crime?
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January 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm
(1) crpatten says:

OK do what ever but when you come home and your flat screen is gone shut up! I am fed to the eyeballs 6’6″ if you steal you are a thief . We have way too many babies crying foul on this hand but it’s cool if they do it way too much gimme and no payment lol

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