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JSTOR Misuse Case

The story and developments below may be of interest to readers.

>From the New York Times, July 19, 2011

A respected Harvard researcher who also is an Internet folk hero 
has been arrested in Boston on charges related to computer 
hacking, which are based on allegations that he downloaded 
articles that he was entitled to get free.

A federal indictment unsealed in Boston on Tuesday morning on 
charges that the researcher, Aaron Swartz, broke into the 
computer networks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to 
gain access to JSTOR, a nonprofit online service for distributing 
scholarly articles online, and downloaded 4.8 million articles 
and other documents -- nearly the entire library.