This happened a little while ago, and I’d meant to post it back when I first heard about it. Aaron Swartz, 24, is an internet hacker and activist, with the firm belief that information should be free. He was caught with over 4 million scientific and research articles that he had hacked from MIT, and had intended to release them all to the public. He could face as long as 35 years in prison and at least a million dollars in fines. His court date is September 9th.
New York Times article, article #2 (this one has a lot more background information)
Raw Thought - his weblog apparently.