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Message 00816: Re: My PACER post for VoxPopuLII

they still claim they have no file on me in response to my foia request.

can I see your foia results? 



On Feb 1, 2011, at 12:01 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

> I should note that last week I got some FOIA documents from DOJ where
> they suggest that Schultze was my co-conspirator. (They redact his
> name but they describe him as a guy who gave a talk to the Berkman
> Center about how PACER should be free and note that I live nearby the
> Center -- so DOJ figured out what the FBI didn't. Intergovernmental
> uncoordination wins again!)
> DOJ Attorney: "I would venture to guess that the PACER compromise was
> conceived and carried out by Swartz and [REDACTED] in furtherance of
> the open access to documents projects that both are involved in. I
> wouldn't be shocked if they freely admitted they did it and asserted
> some sort of defense based on their belief that government document
> should be available free of charge and/or that they merely automated
> the free PACER access being provided by the US Courts."
> and then, months later:
> DOJ Attorney: "We've had several fairly lengthy discussions internally
> here at CCIPS over the last few days re the PACER investigation. Our
> assessment, based on what we know at this point, is that this doesn't
> seem like a great case to pursue with a full investigative effort and
> an eye towards prosecution. There are a number of reasons fpr that
> assessment and some alternatives for addressing the conduct..."
> FWIW, I've never named anyone else who was involved in what I did, but
> let me know if you want to take credit.
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:20 PM, Steve Schultze <xxxxxxx@princeton.edu> wrote:
>> Hey, I've written a post about PACER for VoxPopuLII.  I basically tell the 
>> history of the fight to remove the paywall.  I describe some of our early 
>> antics, so I wanted to run it by you before it goes live.  Let me know if 
>> anything should be censored, or if I'm missing anything important.
>> For some reason the hyperlinks didn't come through on the PDF, but there are 
>> a bunch of them.