starting with an ad hominem? nice
are you trying to build a strawman out of copyright? copyright infringement was not part of the charges brought against aaron swartz.
JSTOR isn't the publisher. JSTOR negotiated licenses with publishers in order to make academic materials available to people in academia (including aaron swartz). JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization who are only looking to cover their own costs, and their agreements with academic institutions are what covers that. aaron swartz' relationship with MIT (one of the academic institutions JSTOR has an arrangement with) gave him authorized access to JSTOR's materials. he was allowed to download copies. it was downloading them in bulk that JSTOR considered a problem.
taking work that doesn't belong to him? no charges were brought against him for the PACER document liberation precisely because the PACER documents belonged to the public, of which he was a member. the FBI investigated and no charges were laid because no laws were broken.
that "alleges" that he used his bicycle helmet as a mask as he entered and stepped out of the wiring closet. since he was traveling to and from the location on bicycle, it's not unreasonable to suggest that rather than using it as a mask he may have been in the process of removing it on his way in and putting it back on his head on the way out in anticipation of riding away on his bicycle.
walking around with a bicycle mask over one's face is going to draw a lot more attention than one would want if one were up to no good. are you suggesting that he wouldn't realize this and belongs in the same camp as those idiotic criminals who obscure their faces with buckets or duct tape?
frankly, if he really knew, as you suggest, that what he was doing was "quite illegal", he could have protected his identity much better by simply paying someone else to do it for him. he certainly could have afforded it.