Big brother’s heavy hand
Ah, at last, a crime that will get someone punished. Barrett Brown, self-proclaimed former (?) spokesman for the internet activist group known as “Anonymous,” has been charged with the crime of hyperlinking. Hyperlinking, you ask? Yes, hyperlinking. His criminal offense was providing access to a web address that the gubmint didn’t want anyone to access.
A quick scan of the net suggests that maybe Barrett Brown is not the world’s most upstanding figure, but really — indicted for linking to an internet address?
See? People who commit crimes against the right people get punished.
For more, here’s the Dallas Morning News’ blog: http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/new-federal-indictment-lists-12-more-charges-against-barrett-brown-once-the-self-proclaimed-spokesman-for-anonymous.html/
Brown’s in legal trouble for copying and pasting a link from one chat room to another. This is scary to anyone who ever links to anything.