"I haven’t seen anything quite like this, and that’s what made it really troublesome," Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Mashable.
Fakhoury said that in the context of the criminal hyperlinking allegations, Brown was “pretty clearly a journalist and was clearly doing political reporting.”
"The government’s theory was very, very dangerous to any sort of collaborative journalism or sharing of information, generally," Geoffrey King, Internet advocacy coordinator for the Society to Protect Journalists, told Mashable. "It’s a welcome development that they dismissed those counts."
King has previously argued that the linking charges against Brown threatened both the fabric of the web and the “ethical duty of journalists to verify and report the truth.”
Thats a lot of funny in one place.
I leave for 2 minutes to go get a stupid cheeseburger and this happens. God damn it.
In a legal memorandum lodged with a federal court in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, Brown’s lawyers argued that the charges against him should be dropped ahead of trial because they were too vague and were in breach of his constitutional right to free speech. By hyperlinking to the hacked material, Brown did not “transfer” the stolen information as he arguably would have done had he embedded the link on his web page, but merely created a path to files that had already been published elsewhere that were in the public domain.
Born in 1984 in Osaka, Japan, Sae Tachimori began to work as an illustrator after graduating from the Kyoto City University of the Arts. Her whimsical and vivid illustrations harken back to the fantastical and technically magnificent picture books of the early 20th century, erupting with bright, brilliant colors and chocked full of natural elements and symbolic imagery. The complexity and elegance of Tachimori’s work puts her at the forefront of the up-and-coming generation of young illustrators making waves in Japan today.
Beautiful or awesome?