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    He was also very involved in the defeat of SOPA/PIPA, an interesting video talking about that:

    This is like all over the tech news right now of course. It is worth noting he was facing 35+ years of jail time for what was basically spidering the contents of a website against its TOS. The website in question did not elect to press charges against him, but the US government did anyway. Very weird situation.