Up | February 24, 2013
>>> in just a moment, what we should know. a quick update on the discussions about the battle of free and open information. schwartz committed suicide in january. at the time of death was being prosecuted by the government for downloading too many free articles. on friday, the white house responded to a white house detigs asking for research to be posted on the internet to maximize free public access to fund scientific research . it's a start to making it free and available to the people. way to go, white house . what should you know? the supreme court will hear alabama resident by the republican national committee challenging the federal limits on the amount individuals can contribute within an election cycle. it caps contributions at $117,000 isn't widely known as fascinating data shows. more than 1,000 big contributors have violated the limits with many donors violating it. the associated press changed guidelines with how it refers to gay ant lesbian couples. couples who are partners in same-sex marriages. they have changed it. regardless of sexual orientation husband and wife is legal in any legally recognized marriages. monumented social change appears in tiny spaces.
>> tonight is the 80th annual academy awards . in november, we had one of my intellectual people who wrote the screen play , "lincoln" for screen writer . in september, we had david france director of one of the most riveting shows i have seen in my life. it's the thought of saving lives of people dying from aids. it's the best work of art i have ever seen. the competition is tough with a number of fantastic documentaries out there. even if he doesn't win, you should do what it takes to see it. i'll be sitting in for lawrence o'donnell on wednesday and thursday night for the upper who is are not naturally morning people, you can watch with a beer instead of a cup of coffee. what you should know for the week ahead.
>> before it's before noon, i think i can say transvaginal probe.
>> indiana and wisconsin are trying to change transvaginal probe laws. indiana has a proposal that is more invasive that requires women to have two probes and a probe before taking ru-46. if you have that facial expression think of how we feel.
>> aaron schwartz to tie the discussion we are having, a point i want to make is he's become collateral damage in this cyber warfare . one is a colleague of mine, an unofficial spokesperson for anonymous currently in jail for his disobedience activities relating to activities he's involved in. as a government, we should be careful. look, we do not want to go after our most talented youth because they are hacking. we need to be careful we don't throw everybody into jail.
>> you should know that as long as we are talking cyber security and cyber warfare , last week was a watershed time. we have the strategy for mitigating trade secret theft, the order on infrastructure, the policy directive on cyber security , major accomplishments in moving forward.
>> there's no question, it's a genuine priority. they have made that very clear. he talked about it in the state of the union . i think i continue to want to make sure that it doesn't develop in the way that other threat industries have developed in the past.
>> yeah. in relation to that, you should know the cyber community is trying to make themselves exempt in the sequestration debate. it's not so much what america will do, but what china and russia will do.
>> the thing we should look for is, we are talking about the difference between offense and defense is key to understanding this area. i want to thank my guests today. michael hastings off thor of "panic 2012 ." thank you all. thank you for joining us. we'll be back next weekend saturday and sunday at 8:00 eastern time . our guest is "top chef" star. and he promises a makeover for the "up" pastry plate. coming up, melissa harris-perry. melissa set the table with an overload of constitutional brainy goodness. that's next. see you next week here on "up." [ dad ] find it? ya. alright, another one just like that. right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target.