Illegal suggestions on python list

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 09:18:00 CEST 2013


On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM, zoom <zoom at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Probably...
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz#JSTOR

Things are always more complicated than any simple Usenet post can do
justice to, and it'll often come down to who has the biggest legal
budget. Since he was never actually found guilty (or so a cursory
reading of that Wikipedia page suggests), that can't really be taken
as proof; anyone can be charged with anything if someone can trump up
some plausible evidence (no, I'm not completely cynical, why do you
ask?), but that doesn't make walking and chewing gum at the same time
a crime.

Anyway, this is all technicalities; it's still unwise to advocate
legally and/or morally shady actions in public. You never know what
people will find back years later.

ChrisA



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