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Monday, September 23, 2013

Federal Courts, Scaremongering

Federal Courts Still Scaremongering About RECAP and Spooky "Open Source" Software | Electronic Frontier Foundation: " . . . Unfortunately, the federal court RECAP warnings are not the only example of scaremongering and technophobia in the justice system. The government routinely treats computer expertise as stand-alone evidence of nefarious intent. And prosecutors seek excessive sentences in computer-related cases, such as the vindictive prosecution that ended with Aaron Swartz’s tragic suicide (it is particularly sad to see the absurd RECAP warning posted by the Federal Court for the District of Massachusetts, where that prosecution took place). Whether these actions are the result of deep ignorance or deep cynicism, we deserve better. . . . " (read more at link above)

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