#1yrago Colombian biologist won’t go to jail for 8 years for sharing a scientific paper (probably)


Timothy writes, “Diego Gómez is a Colombian conservation biologist. When
he was a college student, he shared a single research paper online so
that others could read and learn from it, just as he did. Diego was
criminally prosecuted for copyright infringement, and faced up to 8
years in prison.”

“Today a court in Colombia acquitted him of the charges. This is good.
Dragging students into court for sharing educational materials makes no
sense. But the fight isn’t over. The prosecution is appealing the case,
and we’ll need to help Diego in his defense yet again.”


May 25, 2018