Libraries, Archives, Technology, Impending Doom
Internets! Great news!
Whatever you think of weev (Andrew Auernheimer, @rabite), hold your tongues for just a couple minutes and instead welcome him home from prison. That’s right, he was released last night, and it’s always a victory when that happens
He was convicted under the CFAA in November 2012, and last March sentenced to 41 months. He was released after the conviction was overturned, on the grounds that he shouldn’t have been tried in New Jersey, but it “did not directly address whether accessing information on a publicly available website violates the CFAA, [and] the court suggested that there may have been no CFAA violation, since no code-based restrictions to access had been circumvented.”.