Aaron's Law hopes to blunt US computer crime law

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jan 17, 2013 7:48 PM EDT
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US Representative Zoe Lofgren has proposed an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Lofgren also presented her amendment on Reddit. The amendment is called "Aaron's Law" by Lofgren and is being put forward as a response to the death of Aaron Swartz, the internet activist who killed himself while facing thirteen felony counts of computer and wire fraud after he attempted to liberate millions of academic papers from the JSTOR archive.

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