As a lawyer who's spent a lot of time trying to defend people from the Corporatocracy's iron grip on our judicial system, I am saddened but not in the least surprised over the
Here was an idealistic young man who essentially committed what was at worst a prank, for the purpose of making a statement on the importance of sharing -- as opposed to hoarding -- important research. He returned all of the data, and the organization which was supposedly 'victimized' dropped its charges, and expressed regret that it had ever been drawn into a criminal prosecution in the first place.
There is a special place in Hell for the a**holes at MIT who insisted on pursuing this matter, and for the heartless clones in the US Attorney's Office who insisted on seeking 30 years imprisonment.
That's what happens in a facist society, where big business owns the government and the universities.
Those at MIT and in the US Attorney's office responsible for the
I call upon anyone who is the recipient of a request from MIT for money or anything else to tell them to go to Hell, and to tell them why.
Ray Beckerman, PC