JSTOR files posted online

The indictment of Aaron Swartz has prompted a good deal of comment in blogs, Twitter and other media. The story below from a Chronicle of Higher Education/wiredcampus post by Jen Howard describes a response in protest from one individual who has put massive amounts of pre-1923 content from JSTOR online.

“Prompted by the indictment this week of the online activist Aaron Swartz, a programmer has posted JSTOR’s archive of a historic science journal online via BitTorrent. In a note on the Pirate Bay Web site, Gregory Maxwell said he was sharing 18,592 papers from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society—33 gigabytes’ worth.”