Originally Posted by CountBlood
The vilification of suicide has always mystified me. It's your life do whatever you want with it. Also he was facing 30 years in jail for releasing JSTOR documents that later went on the public domain, silly silly.
The sad thing is that JSTOR didn't want to prosecute but the prosecutor is the one trying to continue pressing charges against him.
You can read a slightly more elaborate story here by one of his friends.
Lessig Blog, v2