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The torrent has 133 seeds and 704 leeches atm.
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post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by dustandechoes91 View Post
All though i'm all for transparency and free information, the dude did break into a network. I don't believe he should be charged with anything major though.
He didn't break into a network. He was downloading a whole bunch of papers from their servers.

However, it is the university IT fault for not throttling per user ID or load.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, didn't Mark Zuckerburg do almost exactly the same thing when he made his first "Facebook" that wasn't facebook at the time. He made a python script to download all the profile pictures within the network.
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You guys do realize they are from pre-1923 right? Its the principle that counts I suppose.
    
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I read the article, and I don't understand what they're charging him with. It's not like he didn't have access to the server anyway, so he wasn't "hacking" it. Are they trying to get him for the redistribution of the papers to non-academics?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
You guys do realize they are from pre-1923 right? Its the principle that counts I suppose.
I noticed that. I'm even more anxious to scim and scan.
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post #17 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scars Unseen View Post
I haven't read anything about this elsewhere, so I may be off, but it sounds like this guy didn't break into anything. If all he did was write a script, he likely did nothing more sinister than what the old download managers used to do in the dial-up days. He might have hammered the servers a little, but that hardly constitutes hacking.
He broke into an MIT network closet, from what I understand.

He was basically bypassing all throttling mechanisms on both networks.
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post #18 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, didn't Mark Zuckerburg do almost exactly the same thing when he made his first "Facebook" that wasn't facebook at the time. He made a python script to download all the profile pictures within the network.
He got in trouble for using the profile pics as well.


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I read the article, and I don't understand what they're charging him with. It's not like he didn't have access to the server anyway, so he wasn't "hacking" it. Are they trying to get him for the redistribution of the papers to non-academics?
The university does not want to charge him but government does.
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Amusing, how one could interprate this as:

'Man releases info to make society smarter, government cracks down'

I know putting it like that is out of context, but sounds like a cool dystopian novel.
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post #20 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustandechoes91 View Post
All though i'm all for transparency and free information, the dude did break into a network. I don't believe he should be charged with anything major though.
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