Jailed, in part, because he shared a link to a stolen document that he did not steal, and despite the fact that this is not a crime.
He's already served more than two years in prison on charges related to sources within the Anonymous hacktivist entity.
"Barrett Brown makes for a pretty complicated victim," writes David Carr in his recent profile of the Dallas-based journalist
"obsessed with the government’s ties to private security firms." Brown, 32 has been in jail for a year. He faces charges that carry a combined penalty of more than 100 years in prison. Why does the gag order on his case matter to all of us? Carr explains
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Barrett Brown. Photo: Nikki Loehr
A Federal court order [PDF, via Cryptome] prohibits Barrett Brown, a jailed internet activist and journalist who faces more than 100 years in prison, from talking to the media.
Critics say it's the latest example of a crackdown on investigative journalism.
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