Ryan Singel on the Feds’ Case Against Aaron Swartz

Ryan Singel:

But the feds clearly think they have a substantial hacking case on their hands, even though Swartz used guest accounts to access the network and is not accused of finding a security hole to slip through or using stolen credentials, as hacking is typically defined.

In essence, Swartz is accused of felony hacking for violating MIT and JSTOR’s terms of service.

That’s terrifying.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011