[TUHS] Happy birthday, Morris Worm!
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Fri Nov 3 00:26:06 AEST 2017
On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 8:10 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
> So I decided to weigh in. I got advice from the Washington branch of
> then-Hale&Dorr (my legal people at the time), who were well connected inside
> the DoJ (they had people who'd been there, and also ex-H+D people were
> serving, etc). IIRC, they agreed with me that this was over-charging, given
> the specifics of the offender, etc. (I forget exactly what they told me of
> what they made of the prosecutor and his actions, but it was highly not
This is really fascinating.
The Washington Post did an article on the Internet Worm back in 2013
(for the 25th anniversary). There are quite a few interesting insights
from Gene Spafford and the prosecutor, Mark Rasch. Spaf felt that the
felony conviction was going to far; Rasch has stated he would support
a pardon being granted for the felony conviction. Mashable also had an
article with some more quotes from Rasch
- Dan C.
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