Reddit co-founder charged with stealing documents - Macleans.ca

Reddit co-founder charged with stealing documents

Aaron Swartz alleged to have stolen millions of academic papers from M.I.T., JSTOR

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The co-founder of prominent social networking site Reddit was indicted Tuesday on charges that he stole over 4 million academic documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and JSTOR, an archive of scientific journals and academic papers. Aaron Swartz faces up to 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines if convicted. The charges against Swartz include wire fraud, computer fraud, obtaining information from a protected computer and criminal forfeiture.

New York Times

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