Lessig on the DoJ's vindictive prosecution of Aaron Swartz - Boing Boing: "This was a pretty well known case. It isn't just "Oops, he got some schmucks. Sorry!" Lessig noted that a million dollar defense was needed. This means that a lot of money was approved for this prosecution and a lot of people in power knew about it. So it wasn't just schmucks, it was a system that allows prosecutors to abuse people for political gain. And it is a system that did not exert its oversight when a citizen was being abused and intimidated."
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