September 24, 2017

MIT asks to intervene in Swartz FOIA suit

Yesterday MIT filed papers asking to intervene in journalist Kevin Poulsen’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking the Secret Service’s records of the agency’s investigation of Aaron Swartz. Poulsen had won a court order requiring the Secret Service to turn over its documents about Aaron, who took his own life while facing aggressive criminal prosecution for accessing MIT’s network to download large numbers of academic papers. Now MIT is asking the court for the right to review the documents before they are turned over to Poulsen.

This doesn’t look good for MIT.
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