April 3, 2013

HEY, IT’S THE 21ST CENTURY SUBSTITUTE FOR TAR AND FEATHERS: “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is fighting to keep the names of those involved in the federal prosecution against Internet activist Aaron Swartz under court seal, arguing prosecutors have been victims of hacking and death threats. . . . Swartz’s lawyers and prosecutors agree to redact personal information, such as email addresses and phone numbers from the court documents, but prosecutors and MIT have filed their opposition to releasing the names of those involved.” Prosecuting someone criminally is a public event.

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