What did he do that he got into trouble?
He got a new registered laptop on the MIT network and started to download articles off the JSTOR sever even though during him downloading the articles his IP address got blocked so he then connected the laptop physically to the laptop. But then got caught but didn’t get arrested till he got caught on camera.
What were the possible motives mentioned in the film for his so called “crime?”
He went to see Professor Lawrence who was challenging the copyright law against the Supreme Court.
He wanted people to have access to anything on the web by creating creative commons.
He believed that there was a way around the copyright law.
Getting into pacer and downloading court documents.
He believed that information should be free to access.
Q3: What does each motive imply from a MOREL and LEGAL point of view?
Each of these motives have the same for the moral and legal point of view. For moral point of view Aaron was that he was concerned about how people couldn’t access all the information they could without paying for it or downloading it illegally with the risk of getting caught about it. He also had a moral point of view about analyzing these documents and showing the flaws of their system if he took it without asking.
For his legal point of view he wasn’t really worried about getting caught by the cops or feds if he did he would just fight or people would fight for him so he thought that copyright wasn’t legally fair so then he created creative commons so people could access information and use it without worrying about the copyright law.
Q4: Why we’re understanding his motives so important?
Because they couldn’t prosecute without a motive without there was no chance he would be prosecuted. An they want to know why he was doing so they knew if he did anything in the future wrong again they will know a reason why he did it.
Q4.1: How many charges did this end up giving him?
13 charges which the first 4 were unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, reckless damage, aiding and abetting and criminal forfeiture. He was also facing up to 35 years in prison, three years supervision, forfeiture and fine of up to $1 million dollars US before they added the other 9 charges.
Q5: What was wrong with the sopa bill?
It meant that the US could spy on computers outside of the US whenever they wanted and could prosecute you for copyright for one little wrong thing on the internet they can get their website taken down without trial.
Q6: Why did it look like the bill would be impossible to stop from passing?
It already had about half of the legislation votes and all the businesses were for it. An they were not letting anyone have their voice heard about this bill which meant it was hard to know where they were having meetings about the bill.
Q7: What were some of the significant factors that helped raise awareness for dismissing the sopa bill?
It took away people’s right to their own privacy meaning they couldn’t do anything without worrying about the US government going to tell them off. Congress started to flip to against the SOPA bill and meaning it mainly wouldn’t be put in place and websites were stating to also be against SOPA also and making their websites go black.
Q7.1 What’s the important message about this victory to those of us in the “new world”
That governments can’t take people’s rights away even freedom of speech as everything they do to stop people their actions well come back and bit them in the back as everything that comes around comes back around to you.
Q8: “Bringing public access to the public domain” “books are our cultural legacy”. What are these statements have to do with his passion … (37:25)
Aaron was passionate about giving access to the JSTOR database for free meaning that anyone could access the articles at anytime and anywhere even out of the United States so people could learn about the US history.
Q9: What does q8 have to do with Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka was inspired and passionate about Aaron and his cause because of this he had found a early way of knowing if you have pancreatic cancer meaning you can get treatment early to remove the cancer. So if it wasn’t for Aaron Jack wouldn’t of been inspired to find this was of early sign of pancreatic cancer.
Q10: Whats the most important question on this list. Why?
Probably I would say that it would be question 9 as if it wasn’t for Aaron standing up and making a point to stick to what you believe in and to not let you voice be silenced Jack wouldn’t of not been inspired by Aaron meaning it would of taken longer for people to find an early way of seeing if you have pancreatic cancer or not.