Barrett Brown’s sentence is unjust, but it may become the norm for journalists

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.

Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in federal prison

He's already served more than two years in prison on charges related to sources within the Anonymous hacktivist entity.

US to jailed hacktivist Barrett Brown: Don't discuss leaks, or we'll extend your possible 105-year sentence

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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