Anonymous' Spokesman Gets Hyperlink Charges Dropped

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 1:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. government asked a Texas federal judge Wednesday to dismiss a majority of the charges against a spokesman for hacker organization Anonymous, including the charge that he transferred stolen property by posting a link to a website containing hacked documents.

The prosecutors' motion to dismiss all but one count in one of the indictments comes just a day after Barrett L. Brown's attorneys filed a motion for the charges to be dismissed, citing the First Amendment's free speech protection and arguing that the government cannot...
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