Aaron Swartz, creator of the RSS format and Reddit social news site, break the rules of the logical world. He went to different sections of the library at the same time. He prove that in the internet the gift of the ubiquity is not reserved to the gods, but the traditional world could not understand it. This heretic behavior was persecuted by the guardians of the traditional regime. Aaron aides point to government pressure as the trigger for suicide decision. He hanged himself in the bathroom of his Brooklyn apartment at the age of 26 years.
Charged of several computer crimes – including wire fraud and computer fraud – Swartz faced 35 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Swartz, who also co-founded Demand Progress, a group that promotes online campaigns on social justice issues, was prosecuted for a crime that have no victim. The library, the only one that could be affected by the power of being in two places at the same time, decline to pursue the case. However, Carmen M. Ortiz, a Unite States attorney, said that “stealing is stealing, whether you use a computer command or a crowbar, and whether you take documents, data or dollars” press to continue the case. Swartz, stole knowledge from a library, but for that are libraries.
Today the conventional boundaries of time and space are being challenged; traditional methods try to protect them. Trials, police raids, repressive laws and severe punishment are imposed to those who lives in a world in which some fixed rules do not apply. Internet is providing to new communities the way to exchange information, ideas and actions. The Anonymus movement and the hacktivism are one of different movements that are web native. The access and exchange of information is connecting people in different topics, now is possible to share any interest.
Some people are building communities that want to change the rules governing the world. More and more people want to read several books at a time, to access remote libraries without moving, to be in to places at the same time, and they have the technological tools to do it. More and more people want to change the laws; the related to the time and space, and the ones of the criminal system too.