All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CFAA’

House Committee Demands Answers From Justice Department Over The Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

It’s been a few weeks now since noted activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide. Since then, there has been a lot of discussion in regards to our justice system and how it handles prosecution. The House promised to look into it, and now the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be doing just that. Darrell Issa, House Oversight and Government Reform …

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“Aaron’s Law” To Go Before House Judiciary Committee

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’ suicide, Rep. Zoe Lofgren said she was drafting a bill to fix the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that led to his arrest. She even appealed to Reddit users to help her write the first draft. Now that first draft is heading up the legislative food chain. The Hill reports that “Aaron’s Law” …

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Plans Amendment To CFAA Called Aaron’s Law

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’ passing over the weekend, many people questioned why such a brilliant young man would take his own life. His family and many others said his death was “the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach.” Now people are calling for reforms to the law that allowed the justice system …

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