[cc-community] NC/ND

Joe Corneli holtzermann17 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 19:00:16 EST 2011


On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 11:54 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Joe Corneli <holtzermann17 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The historical fluke that Aaron Swartz happened to download files
>> without permission is un-interesting to me.   What is more interesting
>> is what would have happened if he had re-uploaded them without
>> permission.
>
> The files are public domain, aren't they?  If they're public domain,
> and he had permission to download them, he doesn't need permission to
> "re-upload" them.

He downloaded more than 4 million documents.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/07/swartz-arrest/

The public domain trove released by JSTOR includes about half a
million public domain documents.  So I'm guessing most of his 4
million documents were not public domain.


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