22494820 story Aaron Swartz Indicted in Attempted Piracy of Four Million Documents 174 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Tuesday July 19, 2011 @02:19PM from the but-information-wants-to-be-free dept. An anonymous reader writes "New York Times has reported that Internet activist Aaron Swartz has been indicted for stealing more than 4 million documents from JSTOR." The indictment contains an exciting tale featuring trespassing, MAC address forgery, a Python script or two, and even computers hidden under a cardboard box. El Reg has a decent summary. Demand Progress has released an official response claiming the charges are trumped up nonsense.