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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, "the ones you don't like." Agree with is perhaps a better phrasing.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morality124 wrote:
My point was to point out the severity of CFAA charges (and in Swartz case, it was only for copying journal articles unusually, and the process was enough for him to commit suicide). See this for another example of CFAA charges. This juxtaposes to the fact that Assange has likely been given more severe charges than the CFAA.
Morality124 wrote:
I think you were replying to muso, but I would like to reiterate that I was trying to further elaborate the part of the quote you emphasized.
Your comments still seem to emphasize "bad because suicide." My point was that a reasonably healthy / normal person would not have committed suicide. That outcome directly relates to the "severity of the process"* and potentially the severity of the punishment for the crime.

* I'm not well read on the details of the case, but I'm not sure I agree with your assessment. From his wikipedia page:

Swartz declined a plea bargain under which he would have served six months in federal prison. Two days after the prosecution rejected a counter-offer by Swartz, he was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, where he had hanged himself.

Yeah, six months in prison would suck. But then again, I try to avoid doing things that would land me in prison. I disagree with your framing of the process being what led to his suicide.
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